Deer Park

DEER PARK, on the southeast shore of ARROW LK, was one of the communities flooded out in 1969 by the construction of the KEENLEYSIDE DAM near CASTLEGAR. The settlement dated from 1896; after a brief railway-building boom it settled into a quiet existence as a lakeside hamlet accessible only by steamboat. A group of MENNONITES chose to settle there in 1912. The arrival of a road in 1954 brought few changes, and since the flooding the site has been used by locals as a park.

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