Greg Nesteroff

posted 122 stories to Arrow Lakes News.
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PLACE NAMES: Silverton

Silverton was originally known as Four Mile or Four Mile City, after Four Mile Creek.

  • May 13th, 2017 7:00am

PLACE NAMES: Shutty Bench and Six Mile

Shutty Bench, a few kilometers north of Kaslo, was founded by Andrew Shutty and his son.

  • May 6th, 2017 8:00pm

PLACE NAMES: Shoreacres

Shoreacres, the wide flat at the confluence of the Slocan and Kootenay rivers, was previously known as Slocan Crossing and Lancasters.

  • Apr 29th, 2017 10:00am

PLACE NAMES: Shields, Shirley, and Shoreholme

Was Shields named for a railway contractor or for the Shiell brothers?

  • Apr 21st, 2017 2:00pm

PLACE NAMES: Sheep Creek

Two noteworthy Sheep Creeks exist in West Kootenay.

  • Apr 16th, 2017 10:00am

PLACE NAMES: Seaton

Seaton might be the most obscure townsite in the Slocan. You won’t find it mentioned in any history book.

  • Apr 9th, 2017 1:00pm

PLACE NAMES: Sayward

Sayward on Vancouver Island and the former West Kootenay townsite of Sayward were both named after lumber magnate William Parsons Sayward.

  • Apr 1st, 2017 5:00am

PLACE NAMES: Sandon, part 2

The earliest reference to the future townsite of Sandon was in a letter by John Morgan Harris, dated May 19, 1892.

  • Mar 25th, 2017 8:00am

PLACE NAMES: Sandon, part 1

Sandon, the West Kootenay’s greatest ghost town, was named after Sandon Creek, in turn named for prospector John Sandon.

  • Mar 18th, 2017 4:00pm

PLACE NAMES: Salmon Rapids

On July 8, 1910, the Nelson Daily News carried the first in a series of ads for the “First sale of lots in the Salmon Rapids townsite.”

  • Mar 11th, 2017 8:00pm

PLACE NAMES: Salmo

Salmo is the Latin form of salmon and takes its name from the Salmon River (now Salmo River) that flows through it.

  • Mar 4th, 2017 5:00am

Rossland, Part 1

One hundred sixty-sixth in an alphabetical series on West Kootenay/Boundary place names.

  • Feb 27th, 2017 6:00am

PLACE NAMES: St. Leon and Rosebery, revisited

In 1892, prospector Mike Grady found hot springs bubbling out of holes in the rocks two miles up a mountainside from Upper Arrow Lake.

  • Feb 26th, 2017 4:00pm

PLACE NAMES: Rosebery and Ross Spur

Rosebery, on Slocan Lake, was originally known as Wilson Creek, the body of water that flows through it.

  • Jan 28th, 2017 1:00pm

Historic schoolhouse keeps Park Siding’s name alive

One hundred forty-fourth in an alphabetical series on West Kootenay/Boundary place names.

  • Sep 27th, 2016 9:00am

Oro townsite proved less than golden

One hundred forty-third in an alphabetical series on West Kootenay/Boundary place names.

  • Sep 21st, 2016 12:00pm

Getting a new name Crockettville became Oasis

One hundred forty-first in an alphabetical series on West Kootenay/Boundary place names.

  • Sep 5th, 2016 5:00pm

Nelson-Spokane highway gave customs port its name

One hundred thirty-seventh in a semi-alphabetical series on West Kootenay/Boundary place names.

  • Aug 2nd, 2016 7:00am

Nelson, BC forced Nelson, Wash. to pick new name

One hundred thirty-sixth in an alphabetical series on West Kootenay/Boundary place names.

  • Jul 28th, 2016 7:00pm

Promoters named it Nelson City, public called it Bogustown

One-hundred thirty-fifth in an alphabetical series on West Kootenay/Boundary place names

  • Jul 21st, 2016 6:00pm