CRANBROOK, city, pop 18,267 (2006), the largest city in the E KOOTENAY, lies at the southern end of the ROCKY MT TRENCH on a broad plain between the PURCELL MTS on the west and the ROCKY MTS to the east. People of the KTUNAXA nation called the place "where two horns lie," but the first white settlers knew it as Joseph's Prairie, after a Ktunaxa chief. The townsite, with its spectacular mountain views, was surveyed in 1897 and named...

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