JESMOND, 55 km northwest of CLINTON in the south CHILCOTIN, is a ranch (see CATTLE INDUSTRY), originally called Mountain House, established by Phil Grinder in 1870. The Coldwell family bought it in 1911 and ran a post office until 1960 and a store until 1970. Today the ranch house is a private residence. Ottawa turned down Mountain House as a post office name so Henry Coldwell chose Jesmond, after his English birthplace.
by Andrew Scott

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