Nevin Creek

Feature type: Creek
Province: British Columbia
Location: Flows S into Fraser River, near Raush Valley Station
Latitude: 53°12’00”
Longitude: 119°59’00”
NTS map: 83E/4
Official name listed at BC Geographical Names

The name “Nevin (King) Creek” appears on the 1915 Provincial Pre-emptor’s map.
Perhaps named for Slim Niven, “a well-known oldtimer who lived in Tête Jaune Cache during railway construction, around 1912,” according to Margaret McKirdy.
Not named after the Dunster old-timer and trapper John Niven who came from Scotland to Canada in 1923 and to B.C. in 1924.

References:

  • McBride cemetary. Grave markers.
  • McKirdy, Fern. The early history of the Yellowhead and Tête Jaune. Valemount, B.C.: 2 & 9 September 1987
  • Yellowhead Pass and its people. Valemount, B.C.: Valemount Historic Society, 1984
  • BC Archives: John Niven interview, 1960s
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