Slocan Lake


SLOCAN LAKE , 69.3 sq km, lies in a deep valley in the SELKIRK MTS of the W KOOTENAY, and drains south via the Slocan R for 97 km to the KOOTENAY R just north of CASTLEGAR. Evidence of aboriginal occupation can be seen in pictographs along the shore (see ROCK ART). The area was once rich in SALMON, but dam building on the COLUMBIA R blocked the fish migrations. The area was the scene of frenetic SILVER and lead MINING in the 1890s and most of the communities date from this period. Rail lines...

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