Blackman Road

Feature type: road
Province: British Columbia
Location: Between Hwy 5 and Hwy 16, Tête Jaune area

William (1878–1918) and Katherine (1876–1969) Blackman and their family arrived at Swift Creek in 1915. Emigrants from Germany, the family moved to the United States in the early 1900s, and came to Canada in 1911. William worked at coal mines in Cadomin and Pocohantas in Alberta. After their move to Swift Creek, William walked to Prince George and back to register their homestead claim. When William died in 1918 at 38 years old, Katherine was left with ten children, aged from one to seventeen years: Tracie, Kathryn, William Jr., Henry, Theodore, Agnes, Charles, Frank, John, and Olive. Numerous descendants live in the Robson Valley.


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