Little Fort

LITTLE FORT, pop 350, 85 km north of KAMLOOPS, was the site of an HBC fur-trading outpost during 1850–52. Known for many years as Mt Olie, after the pioneer Olie Oleson, it was originally settled by ranchers in the 1890s (see CATTLE INDUSTRY). A hotel opened in 1913. LOGGING and TOURISM have become the important economic activities. One of BC's few remaining current-driven ferries crosses the N THOMPSON R here, backed up by an aerial passenger tramway.
by Andrew Scott

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