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Historic Seymour Arm.......

Explorers, fur traders and railway surveyors passed by Shuswap Lake through the 19th century. In 1865 fortune seekers rushed to the Shuswap on their way to the Big Bend of the Columbia River in a gold rush that was to last but a couple of years. Paddle wheelers and odd assortment of vessels ferried miners from Savona at the west end of Kamloops Lake to the head of Seymour Arm where they set off overland to the goldfields. At the head of Seymour Arm, Seymour City (Ogdensville) was built with six saloons, 13 stores, five bakeries and one bathhouse, serving the gold seekers for two years before the town was deserted. On cliff faces around the lake, there are photographs of rock paintings whose meanings lie buried with their native artists. These artworks of ochre are over 100 years old, symbols of our heritage that should never be damaged or removed.

 

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Kamloops, B.C.
V2C 6Y5
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