HANCEVILLE, 90 km west of WILLIAMS LAKE on the Chilcotin Hwy (see ROADS AND HWYS), is named for Tom Hance (d 1910), a pioneer FUR TRADER and rancher (see CATTLE INDUSTRY) who arrived in 1875. A post office opened at his TH Ranch in 1889, and there was a store and stopping place. Subsequently the post office moved to nearby Lee's Corner, named for another pioneer rancher, Norman LEE, and took the name with it, so that Lee's Corner is now Hanceville. One of the Hance children, Rene, was BC's...

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