Dease Lake Post

DEASE LAKE POST was an HBC trading post at Sawmill Point on the east side of DEASE LK, established by Robert CAMPBELL in 1838. The post was the base for Campbell's exploration of the upper STIKINE R that summer. After a winter marked by food shortages, the traders abandoned the post. The present community (pop 650) at the south end of the lake is near the site of the old fort. It began as a MINING centre with the GOLD RUSH to the CASSIAR district in the 1870s, and mining continued to be...

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