Nadina River

NADINA RIVER, 58 km southwest of BURNS LAKE at the west end of FRANÇOIS LK, was a WET'SUWET'EN community. The first white settler, Mike Gallagher, came in about 1910. After the road arrived in 1930, a lively village developed with a store, hotel, school, hall and wharf. Residents trapped, ranched (see CATTLE INDUSTRY), prospected and hacked railway ties, but most drifted away in the 1940s. The name is a DAKELH (Carrier) word meaning "log thrown across a creek to serve as a bridge." The Nadina...

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