Baker Creek

Feature type: creek
Province: British Columbia
Location: Local name of Holliday Creek
The name is among those “given by the trappers,” according to Stanley Washburn, who canoed down the Fraser River from Tête Jaune Cache to Fort George in 1909. On a 1915 map, the creek appears as “Holliday (Baker) Creek.” It is perhaps named for Charlie Baker, who froze to death on Macleod Creek in January, 1909. With three other men Baker had prospected the Goat River, and got lost returning to Barkerville.
References:

  • Alberta Legislative Library. Edmonton:
  • Washburn, Stanley 1878-. Trails, trappers and tenderfeet in the new empire of Western Canada. London: A. Melsors, 1912
  • Waterman, Frank N. “The tragedy on Mt. Robson [Waffl].” Canadian Alpine Journal 19 (1930).
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