TRAIL, city, pop 7,237 (2006), straddles the COLUMBIA R 18 km north of the US border in the southeast corner of the province. The original townsite was a steamboat landing, founded in 1890 by Col Eugene Topping and Frank Hanna as a shipping point for the nearby MINING camp of ROSSLAND, where rich mineral deposits were being found. The site was originally called Trail Creek Landing, a reference to the DEWDNEY TRAIL. In 1896 an American entrepreneur, F.A. HEINZE, opened a SMELTER above the...

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