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William Pitt Murray
Henry H. Brewer
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Western Canadian Immigration Association

Dominion Government Telegraph
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Enoch Roscoe Lukens Jones
Hugh Bernard Ashton Birch
Thomas Howard Walsh
John Franklin Richardson

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McDame BC
in the "Cassiar" Land District

aka: Dease Post
aka: Sylvester's Landing

Originally this was First Nation "Kaska" aka "Casca" Reserve area
They are related to the Tahltan.
Later the name was changed to "Cassiar"

Lat- 59 11' N,  Long- 129 14' W

Unincorporated Area

Dease Post / Sylvester's Landing
Dease Post, aka Sylvester's Landing, 68 miles from Laketon
located at the mouth of McDame's Creek
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Rufus D. Sylvester was a well known explorer and trader.
Rufus D. Sylvester
b- ca 1834 in Bowdoinham, Sagadahoc, Maine, USA
d- Mar 2, 1900, King WA, age 65
son of Rufus Sylvester (1803-1884)
and Anna H. "Ann" Sylvester, nee ?
shown as an Indian trader in 1881 in Cassiar district
Sylvester's landing named after him, He established it in 1872.
July 1888 Hudson's Bay Co. bought the post at McDame Creek,
known as Sylvester's Landing, and renamed it McDame Post.
They also bought the Black River Post and Liard Post

Henry McDame, the Bahamas born Black Prospector,
 made the first Gold Discovery near Sylvester's landing.
1889 he was a miner at
Lorne Creek

Sylvester's Landing

Robert Grant, Trader

McDames Creek Residents

Henry Brown, Miner
b- in Canada, age 61 in 1891

Joseph Burge, Miner
Charles Boyle, Miner
Archibald Campbell, Miner

John Campbell, Miner
b- Alaska, age 22 in 1891

John Cranston, Miner
James Chaplin, Miner
Henry Christie, Miner
Adam Clatworthy, Miner
John Clendinin, Miner
Andrew Donohue, Miner
John Dunn, Miner
Daniel Dixon, Miner

Edward Dower, Miner
b- England, age 52 in 1891

Richard Glen, Miner
David Harris, Miner
William Hendry, Miner
John Jacklin, Miner
William Kemp, Miner
William Matthewson, Miner
Samuel Jones McAllister, Miner

Malcolm McClure, Miner
b- Scotland, age 44 in 1891

John McCrimmon, Miner
b- Ontario, age 41 in 1891

John McDonald, Miner
Alexander McLennan, Miner
John Moffatt, Miner

Donald McQuaig, Miner
b- ca 1849, in Quebec, age 42 in 1891

Edward Metcalf, Miner
Frederick Mills, Miner

John Mitchell, Miner
b- in England, age 53 in 1891

John Morrow, Miner
Jermiah O'Donnell, Miner
Henry Phair, Miner

John Rees, Miner (aka John Reese)
b- in Wales, age 44 in 1891

John Stevens, Miner
James Stewart, Miner
Stanley B. Stott, Miner
William Taylor, Miner
Robert Wilson, Miner
Cyrus Young, Miner

Samuel McCartney, Clerk

Edward Metcalf, Butcher

Thomas Barrett, Blacksmith

June 1935
William Glennie
newly appointed as
the Stipendiary Magistrate for the counties
 of Prince Rupert and Cariboo
and also the Coroner
went from Hazelton to McDame Creek

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Sylvester's landing Photos, BC Archives

McDame's Creek

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I know they were here in this area,
long time before the Europeans shown below.
I will leave their history to them to record



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