15 Resource results for Townsite
15 results directly related Exclude narrower terms
- CA SQPL ST_RTP-Unknown-19xx.xx.xx.217
- CA SQPL ST_RTP-Unknown-19xx.xx.xx.218
- CA SQPL ST_RTP-Unknown-19xx.xx.xx.216
- CA SQPL ST_RTP-1950-1953.xx.xx.003
Negative sleeve: #451
- CA SQPL ST_RTP-Unknown-19xx.xx.xx.229
The description actually says "Shops from plane," but the descriptions seem to be off by one here.
- CA SQPL ST_RTP-Unknown-19xx.xx.xx.228
- CA SQPL ST_RTP-1950-1953.xx.xx.006
Negative sleeve: #454
- CA SQPL 06-070
- 1901 - 1905
View of Squamish around 1901 - 1905. View of Mamquam River before it changed its course. Magee's hay field on the left.
Mamquam River was named for the Indian word meaning "smelly water".
Squamish is named for the Indian word "Squohomish" (various spellings) meaning "strong wind". The name was changed to Newport in 1911 by the H.S. and P.V.N. Railway and was changed back on September 14, 1914 as the result of a contest for school children. The name had to be changed since there was another town in BC named Newport. The twelve final names considered in the contest were: Newport, Strathacona, Prince Arthur, Kingsport, Great Haven, Columbia, Imperial, Squamish, Pacificgate, Bonaventure, and Viveleroi.
- CA SQPL 04-003
The name for the Woodfibre area (once a community but now solely the site of a pulp mill by the same name) was established in 1921 as the result of a contest. The previous was Mill Creek and had to be changed because there was another post office of the same name. The winner of the contest and $50 prize was Cathy Haar.
Squamish Public Library, Squamish Files: Place Names.