Nechako River

NECHAKO RIVER  () , 516 km, rises on the Nechako Plateau east of the COAST MTS south of BURNS LAKE, flows north through FORT FRASER, then east through VANDERHOOF to join the FRASER R at PRINCE GEORGE. The name comes from the DAKELH (Carrier) term Incha-Khoh, "big river." FUR TRADERS arrived on the river in 1806 and the following year Simon FRASER erected Fort George (which later became Prince George) at the Nechako–Fraser confluence....

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