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Lumby, Lavington, Whitevale, Coldstream, Vernon & Cherryville

Henry Catt, Charlie Catt, Charlie LeBlanc and Ron Catt (1947)
Henry Catt, Charlie Catt, Charlie LeBlanc and Ron Catt (1947)

Moments in Time – Photos & Memories from the Lumby Museum – Fishin’ in the Creek

At one time, catching a big salmon for dinner was as easy as casting a line into Bessette Creek – right inside the Village limits!  Young boys were often seen catching salmon without the use of a fishing rod!  Bessette Creek was named after Pierre Bessette, a prospector, lumberman, farmer and the area’s first postmaster.  Duteau Creek, flows into Bessette Creek and was named after early 1890’s pioneer Vincent Duteau who owned a farm in Lavington and never actually lived in the Lumby area . Duteau Creek was previously known as Jones Creek, named after Robert Jones, a Cariboo miner who settled in this area in 1891.  Both creeks were officially named in 1922.

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