WHITEWATER, an early SILVER MINING camp and SAWMILL in the W KOOTENAY, on the road between KASLO and NEW DENVER, was first known as Bell's Camp after the Bell brothers, who staked the Whitewater Mine in 1891. It became a station on the KASLO & SLOCAN RWY, which carried ore from the mine. A townsite with hotels, stores, school, an ice plant and 300 inhabitants blossomed briefly; in 1928 it was renamed Retallack after John L. Retallack, owner of the mine. Some abandoned buildings from the 1940s...

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