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Kamloops looking east, 1885

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3069B/8

Scope and Contents

245 x 191 mm. A view looking along the banks of the South Thompson River and showing the town of Kamloops in its infancy. The town itself consists merely of one street of wooden houses along the riverbank, with the railway line itself passing through the main street. Kamloops, which started life as a small trading-post, had a brief boom during the gold-rushes of the 1860s. The arrival of the railway and the decision to make Kamloops a divisional headquarters, assured the town of further prosperity (unlike so many towns along the line, Yale for instance, which after brief periods of hectic growth during the actual construction, relapsed into obscurity and even oblivion once the railway had passed them by).


  • Creation: 1885

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2012-05-15 10:18:19+00:00

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