LYTTON, village, pop 319 (2001), sprawls along the benchlands above the confluence of the THOMPSON and FRASER rivers, 258 km northeast of VANCOUVER. The northern gateway to the Fraser Canyon, it was the site of a NLAKA'PAMUX (Thompson) village called Kumsheen long before the arrival of the first outsiders. Settlers arrived with the GOLD RUSH and the site was named in 1858 after Edward Bulwer-Lytton, the British colonial secretary and a popular novelist remembered for his immortal opening line:...

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