KEREMEOS ( ), village, pop 1,197 (2001), is a community on the SIMILKAMEEN R, 42 km southwest of PENTICTON. The site was a PREHISTORIC aboriginal village and the name derives from the Salish (see SALISHAN FIRST NATIONS) for "wind channel in the mountains." First visited by FUR TRADERS in 1813, it was the site of an HBC post from 1864 to 1872. The CATTLE INDUSTRY got its start here in 1864 when Francis X. RICHTER arrived with a herd of cattle. In 1877 Barrington Price built a gristmill that has...

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