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British Columbia Heritage MarkersYuen On Lung Store - Merritt, BC

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This general store was opened in 1928 by the Toy family, who had immigrated to Canada from China around 1916. They operated the store sporadically until the 2000s, after which time it became a City of Merritt Heritage Property.

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location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 8/28/2014

last visited: never

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British Columbia Heritage MarkersHospital Auxiliary Thrift Shop - Merritt, BC

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This building was built in 1926 on the corner of Voght Street and Coutlee Avenue.

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location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 8/28/2014

last visited: never

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British Columbia Heritage MarkersThe Coldwater Hotel — Merritt, BC

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The Coldwater Hotel has been serving the travelling public since 1908. In 1999 the City of Merritt gave it heritage status.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dunbar Loop

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 6/13/2010

last visited: 5/1/2011

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British Columbia Heritage MarkersMerritt Post Office — Merritt, BC

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The brick art deco post office was completed in 1939. The City of Merritt has declared it a Heritage Site.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dunbar Loop

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 6/13/2010

last visited: never

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British Columbia Heritage MarkersTrinity United Church - Merritt, BC

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The Presbyterians in Merritt had, shortly after the turn of the century, met for years in various locations in the town. In 1908, land for a church was bought for $400. By November of 1910 the congregation had a church.

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location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 9/14/2014

last visited: never

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British Columbia Heritage MarkersSt. Michael's Anglican Parish - Merritt, BC

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Merritt's Anglican congregation, after meeting for around 6 years in various homes and halls, finally had a church to call their own in 1913.

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location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 9/14/2014

last visited: never

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British Columbia Heritage MarkersOld Drill Hall - Merritt, BC

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If this brick building looks familiar, it could be because you've seen drill halls built prior to 1920 in other towns. These were all built shortly after the beginning of World War I.

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location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 2/4/2015

last visited: never

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British Columbia Heritage MarkersMerritt Courthouse - Merritt. BC

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This being 2015, this old courthouse will celebrate its 101st birthday this year.

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location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 2/4/2015

last visited: never

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British Columbia Heritage MarkersBaillie House. Merritt, BC

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Built in 1913 to house a mail order bride, Cosom A. Bigney's house included much embellishment in hopes that it would make the English lady feel at home. She never arrived and Cosom A. Bigney never married, passing away in 1933.

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location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 9/14/2014

last visited: never

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British Columbia Heritage MarkersNicola Valley - Merritt, BC

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The Nicola is a beautiful valley in central BC.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member gypsie2

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 9/15/2010

last visited: 7/12/2016

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Signs of HistoryFrom Kamloops to the Sea - Kamloops, BC

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At a lookout point on a back road near Kamloops, BC.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member gypsie2

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 11/16/2011

last visited: never

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British Columbia Heritage MarkersA Tale of Three Bridges - Spences Bridge, BC

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This story should actually be "A Tale of Three Bridges and a Ferry", as before the first of the the three bridges there was a ferry.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 8/17/2019

last visited: never

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British Columbia Heritage Markers[DESTROYED] Lytton Joss House Site - Lytton, BC

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Opened May 13, 2017, the Lytton Chinese History Museum stands on a heritage property, once the site of an 1881 Chinese Joss House, unceremoniously torn down some time after 1928.

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location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 8/12/2019

last visited: never

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British Columbia Heritage MarkersHell's Gate Fishways - Fraser Canyon, BC

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This plaque, mounted on a stone cairn, tells the story of the international effort undertaken to remediate a man made disaster in the Fraser Canyon's Hell's Gate.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 8/17/2019

last visited: 8/8/2019

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British Columbia Heritage MarkersFraser Canyon — Hell's Gate, BC

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The Fraser Canyon is an amazing geological formation. Caught between two major mountain ranges -- the Coast and the Cascades -- this deep gash in the surface of the earth was formed from fault lines and river erosion.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dunbar Loop

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 5/1/2013

last visited: never

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British Columbia Heritage MarkersCanadian Northern Pacific's Last Spike - Ashcroft, BC

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The Canadian Northern Pacific Last Spike heritage plaque is located in a pull-out on the east side of the Trans-Canada Highway approximately 15 km south of Ashcroft and 19.5 km north of Spences Bridge.

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location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 6/24/2019

last visited: never

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British Columbia Heritage MarkersMcIntosh Memorial - Kamloops, BC

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Erected at a prominent viewpoint in 1932 by the Rotarians, the McIntosh Memorial was dedicated to James McIntosh, influential pioneer of the Kamloops area. The memorial is just west of Columbia Street at Greenstone Drive

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 8/23/2014

last visited: never

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British Columbia Heritage MarkersFur, Gold, and Cattle - Kamloops, BC

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This heritage marker is at a viewpoint within the city of Kamloops, possibly the best viewpoint in the city.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 8/22/2014

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryOld Men's Provincial Cemetery - Kamloops, BC

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This cemetery was opened in 1896 for the burial of the first resident of the Provincial Home for Old Men to pass away. The home itself was opened in 1894. This sign (there are actually two, identical) is at the southeast corner of the cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 9/14/2014

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryChing Ming Festival - Kamloops, BC

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The Kamloops Chinese Cemetery is at least 150 years old and the Ching Ming Festival has been performed each year since it came into being.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 9/24/2014

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryMr. Lau - Kamloops, BC

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The Kamloops Chinese Cemetery is at least 150 years old and is still being maintained by the Chinese community.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 9/24/2014

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryChinese Heritage Cemetery - Kamloops, BC

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The Kamloops Chinese Cemetery is at least 150 years old and is still being maintained by the Chinese community.

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location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 9/24/2014

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryWho Is Buried Here - Kamloops, BC

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The Kamloops Chinese Cemetery is at least 150 years old and is still being maintained by the Chinese community. It was in continuous use until the 1970s.

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location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 9/24/2014

last visited: never

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Signs of HistorySacred Heart Cathedral - Kamloops, BC

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This Cathedral opened as a church in 1925, replacing the wood frame church which had burned down during Ash Wednesday service in 1919. In December of 1945, with the establishment of the Diocese of Kamloops, it was elevated to Cathedral status.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 8/31/2014

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryCenotaph and Memorial Park - Kamloops, BC

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On Battle Street at Second Avenue is a small park which was created as a memorial to World War I soldiers who died in battle. It was dedicated in 1925, containing one of only two cenotaphs in Canada including a clock and a second cairn, as well.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 9/1/2014

last visited: never

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