Dease Lake

DEASE LAKE, 62.8 sq km, is in the traditional territory of the KASKA people in northwest BC. It is long (40 km) and narrow, linked by the Dease and LIARD rivers to the Mackenzie R drainage. In 1838 Robert CAMPBELL of the HBC established DEASE LAKE POST on the east side. In the 1870s the area was at the heart of the short-lived but intense GOLD RUSH in the CASSIAR district; the MINING town of LAKETON flourished briefly on the lake's west shore. The modern community of Dease Lake is at the south...

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