SHERIFF STEPHEN REDGRAVE

One of the most interesting and colorful personalities emerging from the history of the past is Stephen Redgrave. As Senior-officer, Sheriff of Kootenay he served the Donald-Golden area from April 1884 until his death in March 1903. Although there has not been a great deal written about his career, through information from the British Columbia…

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The Stopping Place At Wapta BC

Written by Claire Graham for Golden Memories  Mr. and Mrs. Johnson were an interesting couple. They ran the stopping place at Wapta. They first met at Donald BC during the town’s heyday as a construction camp on the CPR mainline many years before. Mrs. Johnson was Swedish and could not speak a word of English…

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Golden Volunteer Fire Department

The following article is from 2000 Golden Memories which was published by the Golden & District Historical Society in 2000. The mountain community of Golden has one of the oldest organized fire protection brigades in British Columbia. A community meeting was held at the Columbia House in February 1898 to discuss and form a fire…

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Golden BC Hospital History

From the Hospital Supplement of the Golden Gazette History of Hospital Care in Golden During the Last Century David Thompson of the N.W. Company was the first white man to travel through the Columbia Valley after crossing the Rockies over Hose Pass. No doubt he carried simple remedies, and when his wife accompanied him she…

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