Barrett Creek

Feature type: Creek (1)
Province: British Columbia
Location: Flows N into Swift Creek, N of Valemount
Latitude: 52°52’00”
Longitude: 119°13’00”
NTS map: 83D/14
Official name listed at BC Geographical Names
Roy Barrett’s name appears on a 1907 list of firefighters at Cranberry Lake (Valemount). In 1916, Swift Creek had its first official wedding, when Barrett married a half-sister to Minnie Gordon. Barrett was a contractor who in the 1920s removed much of the timber on the hills of Swift Creek, overlooking the village of Valemount. He moved to Calgary or Kamloops around 1924. “After that it was reported he had disappeared and he was never heard from again,” according to Marion Dahlberg, whose family came to Valemount in 1919.
References:

  • Personal correspondence.
  • Yellowhead Pass and its people. Valemount, B.C.: Valemount Historic Society, 1984

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