YALE, pop 169, is on the FRASER R 32 km north of HOPE. Rapids in the river to the north mark the approximate northern extension of Coast SALISHAN territory. Coast Salish people visited this part of the Fraser R Canyon to fish and archaeological evidence of human settlement dates back about 10,000 years. The community began in 1848 as an HBC trading post named for James Murray YALE, chief trader at FORT LANGLEY. During the 1858 GOLD RUSH, Yale was as far as the steamboats could advance up the...

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