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Nakusp, British Columbia

Last modified: 2006-09-30 by phil nelson
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[Nakusp, BC]
image by Arnaud Leroy, 6 June 2006
Source: Nakusp Town Hall

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From the Naskap website:

Nakusp's settlement history begins in 1892 when the town site was put up for sale by the Rand Bros. - 25' lots sold for as much as $300 each. Speculation was that Nakusp would become a mining town.

Since there were no roads or railways between the Kootenay mining areas and Vancouver, goods had to be shipped by water transport from Nakusp to Revelstoke where the main CPR line was located and for a time Nakusp became a thriving community on this shipping route.

The flag was designed by Emi Vanderpol and sewn by Elaine Gustafson. The original flag is in the custody of the Nakusp & District Museum Society.
Sources: meeting minutes of 20 September 2000
meeting minutes of 12 April 2001

Phil Nelson, 13 August 2006