Allison, John Fall and Susan (Moir)

ALLISON, John Fall, prospector, rancher (b 1825, Leeds, England; d 28 Oct 1897, Princeton), and Susan (Moir), rancher, writer. He immigrated to the US with his parents in 1837. After leaving home in 1849 to go prospecting in California he migrated to BC in 1858 to take part in the GOLD RUSH on the FRASER R. In 1860 he investigated the SIMILKAMEEN R valley for the government, reporting that gold was plentiful. In the process he located Allison Pass, now used by the HOPE–PRINCETON HWY to cross...

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