Nicola Valley - Merritt, BC
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member gypsie2
N 50° 06.886 W 120° 47.186
10U E 658254 N 5553737
Quick Description: The Nicola is a beautiful valley in central BC.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 9/15/2010 8:45:26 PM
Waymark Code: WM9PV6
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Dunbar Loop
Views: 12

Long Description:
This plaque tells the history of the settlement of this area in the late 1800's and early 1900's. It reads "The name commemorates N-kua-la, a local indian chief. Settlers in this valley in 1867 named their own village "The Forks". When coal mining and ranching brought the railway in 1906, the settlement was re-named Merritt to honour one of the rail promoters. The collieries are closed, but mining, ranching, and lumbering continue to maintain the development of "the country of N-kua-la".
Type of Marker: Cultural

Type of Sign: British Columbia Tourism Sign

Describe the parking that is available nearby: park - lots of parking

What Agency placed the marker?: Province of BC

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