Smoky River (Morkill)

British Columbia. River: Fraser River drainage
Local name of Morkill River
53.6 N 120.7 W GoogleGeoHack
Not currently an official name.
This river appears on:
Coleman 1910 map of Mount Robson

This local name for the Morkill River was in use before the surveyor Dalby Morkill visited the area in 1913. Stanley Washburn camped on the “Big Smoky” in 1909. It appears on the 1915 Provincial Pre-Emptors map as “Morkill (Little Smoky).”

References:

  • Washburn, Stanley [1878–1950]. Trails, trappers and tenderfeet in the new empire of Western Canada. London: A. Melrose, 1912. Hathi Trust

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