Snowshoe

Feature type: settlement
Province: British Columbia
Location: CNR, W of Loos

When the Allen-Thrasher Lumber Company set up a sawmill four miles west of Loos in 1920, they named it Snowshoe, after the nearby Snowshoe Creek, a name appearing in the 1915 Provincial Pre-emptor’s map. The company had trouble with the payroll in 1928, and when the mill burned down the next year it was the end of the line. Another small mill operated there for a while in the early 1940s. The Snowshoe post office was open from 1924 to 1944.

References:

  • Personal correspondence.
  • Topping, William. A checklist of British Columbia post offices. Vancouver: published by the author, 7430 Angus Drive, 1983
  • Wheeler, Marilyn. The Robson Valley Story. McBride, B.C.: Robson Valley Story Group, 1979

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