Baillie-Grohman, William Adolphe

BAILLIE-GROHMAN, William Adolphe, sportsman, land developer (b 1 Apr 1851, London, England; d 27 Nov 1921, Austria). Raised in Austria and Ireland by well-to-do parents, he became a big-game hunter, mountain climber and world traveller. He came to BC in 1882 on a hunting expedition and later embarked on a scheme to reclaim the flatlands at the south end of KOOTENAY LK for agriculture. Backed by British capital, he planned to build a canal to divert the upper KOOTENAY R into the COLUMBIA R. In...

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