PHOENIX is an abandoned MINING town in the BOUNDARY DISTRICT outside GREENWOOD. It grew up about 1895 as the centre of the Phoenix COPPER mining camp and was incorporated on 11 Oct 1900 as the highest city in BC (1,400 m). From 1898 to 1909, ore from the mines was shipped to the Granby SMELTER outside GRAND FORKS via branch lines of 2 competing railways, the CPR and the GREAT NORTHERN RWY. The quality of ore reserves deteriorated after 1909, but demand for copper during WWI kept the operation...

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