Barrett Creek

British Columbia. Creek (1): Fraser River drainage
Flows N into Swift Creek, N of Valemount
52°52’00” N 119°13’00” W — Map 83D/14 — GoogleGeoHack
Name officially adopted in 1963. Official in BCCanada

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:

  • Wheeler, Marilyn. The Robson Valley Story. McBride, B.C.: Robson Valley Story Group, 1979
  • Yellowhead Pass and its people. Valemount, B.C.: Valemount Historic Society, 1984
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