Decker Lake

DECKER LAKE, pop 228, 8 km northwest of BURNS LAKE on the Yellowhead Hwy (Hwy 16), was the site of a 1913 post office established to serve the GRAND TRUNK PACIFIC RWY gangs. Sivert "Bull River Slim" Anderson and 3 partners set up a substantial operation here cutting ties for the CNR and other railways in the mid-1920s. The lake was named after the foreman of the COLLINS OVERLAND TELEGRAPH party, which passed through here in 1866.
by Andrew Scott

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