Wild Horse Creek

WILD HORSE CREEK is a tributary of the KOOTENAY R, near historic FORT STEELE. GOLD was discovered in 1863 and thousands of prospectors rushed to the site. Jack Fisher, a prospector, named the site after the wild horses in the area. The original camp, called Fisherville, was torn down when miners discovered the buildings sat atop a rich gold deposit. The relocated settlement was called Wild Horse, though the post office name was Kootenay until 1895. In 1865 the DEWDNEY TRAIL was extended from...

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