ALAMO was a MINING camp (now abandoned), established in 1894 east of NEW DENVER between KOOTENAY and SLOCAN Lks, an area rich in SILVER-lead ore. Named after the nearby Alamo Mine, the camp had a population of more than 200 and a post office, hotel and general store. It was a stop on the Nakusp & Slocan Rwy, part of the CPR system. The camp was shut down in about 1904, although mining in the area continued into the late 1930s.
by Andrew Scott
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