Grand Fork

Feature type: river
Province: British Columbia
Location: Former name for junction Robson and Fraser Rivers

The Grand Fork of the Fraser River is where it is joined by the Robson River. Passing the Fork in 1863, Walter Cheadle said, “This Grand Fork of the Fraser is the original Tête Jaune Cache, so called from being the spot chosen by an Iroquois trapper, known by the sobriquet of Tête Jaune or ‘Yellow Head,’ to hide the furs he obtained on the western side.”

References:

  • Cheadle, Walter B. 1835-1910. Cheadle’s Journal of Trip Across Canada 1862-63. Ottawa: Graphic Publishers, 1931
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