SANDON is located in the mountains near SLOCAN LK about 10 km east of NEW DENVER. Named for John Sandon, a prospector, it rose to prominence in 1895 with the arrival of 2 rail lines, one leading to KOOTENAY LK and the other to Slocan Lk. Sandon incorporated as a city in 1898 and at its peak boasted a population of 4,000, 2 dozen hotels, an opera house and a popular red light district. A severe fire in May 1900 wiped out most of the business section and the city never regained its initial glory,...

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