Dawson Creek

DAWSON CREEK, city, pop 10,994 (2006), lies among the rolling hills of the fertile PEACE R district, near the Alberta border 412 km northeast of PRINCE GEORGE. It is named for George Mercer DAWSON, who explored the area for the Geological Survey of Canada in 1879 and named the creek after himself. The first farm settler took up land in 1907 and settlement became steady after WWI. In 1931 the Northern Alberta Rwy arrived; when it...

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