Louis Creek

LOUIS CREEK, 53 km north of KAMLOOPS on the east bank of the N THOMPSON R, was originally settled in 1886 by the BLACK prospector and storekeeper John Fremont Smith. It was the site of a ranch and hotel, and trapping, LOGGING and some GOLD mining all took place in the early days. It was named after either Chief Louis, a SECWEPEMC (Shuswap) leader (see Louis CLEXLIXQEN), or Louis Barrie, a prospector who found gold here in 1860. Almost the entire community, including the sawmill that was its...

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