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Chase; Centennial Wharf

Chase Centennial Wharf is located in Chase, British Columbia and on the W end of Little Shuswap Lake.

"Origin Notes and History:
Chase Post Office opened 1 October 1908, John Haldane postmaster. See also the municipality's own website. Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office


"After Whitfield Chase, who had acquired the interests of a number of pre-emptors between 1864 and 1867. It is evident that Chase was in possession of the pre-emption of J.J. Sicklar prior to 16 September 1865, because reference is made to the presence of Chase on the Sicklar pre-emption of that date." Source: Laing, Frederick W; Geographical Naming Record, September 1938; unpublished manuscript held in the Provincial Archives

"...Whitfield Chase (1820-1896), a native of New York state who came west over the Oregon Trail in 1852. For some years he worked as a carpenter and unprofitably prospected for gold on the Fraser and Thompson Rivers. In 1865 he established a ranch where the South Thompson runs out from Little Shuswap Lake..... Source: Akrigg, Helen B. and Akrigg, G.P.V; British Columbia Place Names; Sono Nis Press, Victoria 1986 /or University of British Columbia Press 1997"

[cited: BC Government 2013]


"Photography is about depth of feeling, not depth of field." ~Peter Adams

Categories & Keywords
Category:Travel and Places
Subcategory:North America
Subcategory Detail:Canada
Keywords:2011, 23-Oct-11, British Columbia, Canada, Chase, Chase; Centennial Wharf, Little Shuswap Lake, TNRD, Thompson-Nicola Regional District

Chase; Centennial Wharf