Harrison Mills

HARRISON MILLS, pop 141, was a SAWMILLING centre on Harrison Bay near the confluence of the Harrison and FRASER rivers about 50 km west of HOPE. Originally the site of a Scowlitz (see STO:LO) village, it was named Carnarvon during the GOLD RUSH period when it was little more than a stopping place for miners. Henry Cooper opened the first mill here in 1870. It was joined by a second, larger mill in 1887; in 1903 this second mill became the Rat Portage mill and for a brief period was the centre...

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