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BC Studies no. 172 Winter 2011-2012

The paper copy of issue no. 172, Winter 2011/12 features an informative 70 x 100 cm map “Fraser River Gold Mines and Their Place Names: A Map from Hope to Quesnel Forks,” drawn by Eric Leinberger, which accomapnies Andrew Nelson and Mike Kennedy’s aritcle.

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Fraser River Gold Mines and Their Place Names  

By Andrew David Nelson, Michael Kennedy

Terms | gold rush mining Fraser River

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Mark Crawford, a graduate of the University of British Columbia and Oxford University, is an Assistant Professor of Political Science in the Centre for Social Sciences at Athabasca University. He currently resides in Edmonton, Alberta.

Michael Kennedy is a retired geography teacher living actively on a ridge south of Lillooet in the middle canyons of the Fraser River. He is fifth generation of his family to live out their lives there in intimacy with these dramatic landscapes.

Eric Leinberger is a cartographer in the Geography Department at the University of British Columbia, where he has prepared many maps and illustrations in books and journals since July 1992.

Margaret (Maggie) Low received a BSc from the University of Guelph in Resource Management and an MA in Environmental Studies from the University of Victoria. Maggie is interested in sustainability and environment issues, especially those that tackle the challenges of ensuring ecological integrity while maintaining human well-being. She currently lives and works in Vancouver, BC.

Andrew Nelson is a geomorphologist who completed his Masters degree in the Geography Department at UBC in 2011. His research interests include human-landscape interaction, the evolution of sediment slugs in rivers, and the use of historical methods to understand geomorphic processes and change. His MSc work along the Fraser River emphasizes the importance of understanding upstream and historical context in the study of natural processes.

Patricia E. Roy is professor emeritus of History at the University of Victoria. This article draws on research for her forthcoming biography of Richard McBride.

Karena Shaw is Associate Professor in the School of Environmental Studies at the University of Victoria.