BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Spuzzum Creek
Feature TypeClick here for a list of
Feature Types.
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Creek (1) - Watercourse, usually smaller than a river
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: Flows SE and NE into Fraser River, between Yale and Boston Bar, Yale Division Yale Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 49°39'56''N, 121°24'44''W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
DatumClick here for an explanation of Datum.: NAD83
NTS MapClick here for an explanation of NTS Map.: 92H/11
Related MapClick here for an explanation of Related Maps.: 92H/11
92H/12
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Origin Notes and History:

Decision on 92H/ W. Established name onB.C. Lands Map, "B.C. 1933". B.C. Gazetteer 1930. Headwaters at 49 44 - 121 39 on 92H/12.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
An adaption of the Indian name SpĂ´zem, meaning "little flat." (Ches Lyons, Milestones on the Mighty Fraser). The boundary between the Coast Salish and the Interior Salish nations was just south of here.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office