Crescent Spur

British Columbia. Railway point and locality
CNR, S side Fraser River between Morkill and Goat Rivers
53°35’0″ N 120°41’0″ W — Map 093H10 — GoogleGeoHack
Name officially adopted in 1982
Official in BCCanada
124 miles west of the Yellowhead Pass on the Canadian National Railway

Around the beginning of WWII, Bert and Wilfred Leboe started a small mill two miles east of Loos at what became Crescent Spur. They had seen an opportunity in using the back channel of the Fraser River to transport and store their logs and thus minimize transportation, loading and unloading costs. They were still logging for Thrasher and they set about getting materials to Crescent Spur to construct their mill. There wasn’t a road between Loos and Crescent Spur so everything had to be transported by speeder. The money made from working for Thrasher was used to pay for a Spur line put in by the C.N.R. at a cost of $700. A side track with a switch at one end connecting to the main line is quite often referred to as a “Spur”; this coupled with the “Crescent” shape of the back channel may have been the origin of the name of the community. This is only speculation on my part as no one has been able to give me a clear indication of as to why it was called Crescent Spur; however Bert Leboe is credited with coming up with the name Crescent Spur.


  • Olson, Raymond W. From Liaboe to Loos and Beyond. Prince George, B.C.: Raymond W. Olson, 2011
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