PRINCETON, town, pop 2,677 (2006), lies at the junction of the SIMILKAMEEN and Tulameen rivers, 136 km east of HOPE. It was originally named Red Earth Forks or Vermilion Forks for the red ochre on the banks of the Tulameen. The pioneer settler was John Fall ALLISON, who established a ranch (see CATTLE INDUSTRY) in 1859, one year before Gov James DOUGLAS laid out a townsite and named it in honour of the Prince of Wales's visit to Canada. Princeton grew as the supply centre for an extensive...

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