JESSICA, 16 km northeast of HOPE beside the Coquihalla R, was a station on the KETTLE VALLEY RWY named by Andrew McCULLOCH, the railway's chief engineer and a Shakespeare enthusiast, after a character from The Merchant of Venice. A number of stations on this section of line have been named for characters in Shakespeare's plays. Jessica was important enough to have a post office between 1918 and 1942, but the line was abandoned in 1959.
by Andrew Scott

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