The Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD) is a regional district in the province of British Columbia, Canada. On November 30th, 1965, the Columbia-Shuswap Regional District was incorporated. The CSRD district lays roughly N and W from Salmon Arm to BC-Alberta boundary."Origin Notes and History:
The Shuswap word spil-a-mi-shine, meaning "flat mouth" or spal-lum-shin, meaning "meadow flat". (12th Report of the Okanagan Historical Society, 1948). Source: included with note Origin Notes and History (Columbia River):
Called Oregon River, by Jonathan Carver, 1766. Called Rio de San Roque by Bruno Heceta, who discovered the river's mouth in 1775, and so-labelled on Spanish charts. Named Columbia River in 1792, by Captain Robert Gray of Boston, after his ship "Columbia", which entered the mouth of the river in May of that year. In turn, the name of Gray's vessel honours Christopher Columbus, who 'discovered' America in 1492. Description of c1915 navigation from headwaters at Columbia Lake on file cover T.1.47. Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office"
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