Shere (railway point)

British Columbia. Locality
CNR, between Small and Spittle creeks
53°02’00” N 119°35’00” W — Map 83E/4 — GoogleGeoHack
Earliest known reference to this name is 1919.
Name officially adopted in 1983. Official in BCCanada

Shere was the construction engineer on this section of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway. The name is plotted on the Provincial Pre-emptor’s map of 1919.

The Shere post office was open from 1923 to 1944 with J. A. McDougall (b. 1894) as postmaster. Less than ten examples of the cancellation mark are known in collections.

References:

  • Robson Valley Courier. Weekly newspaper published by Pyramid Press of Jasper from 1968–88 .
  • Topping, William. A checklist of British Columbia post offices. Vancouver: published by the author, 7430 Angus Drive, 1983
  • CN (Canadian National Railway). Transportation planning branch, Edmonton, and historical office, Montréal.
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