Grand Forks

GRAND FORKS, city, pop 4,054 (2001), is named for its location in a broad valley at the confluence of the Granby and KETTLE rivers in the BOUNDARY DISTRICT, about 100 km west of CASTLEGAR. Aboriginal people inhabited the site for at least 9,000 years. The pace of settlement quickened in 1895 with completion of wagon roads (see TRAILS) north from Marcus, WA, and east from PENTICTON. The construction of the COLUMBIA & WESTERN RWY from Castlegar through Grand Forks to MIDWAY in 1898–99,...

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