BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Boston Bar
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Community
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: E side Fraser River, between Yale and Lytton, Yale Division Yale Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 49°52'00''N, 121°26'00''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
DatumClick here for an explanation of Datum.: NAD27
NTS MapClick here for an explanation of NTS Map.: 92H/14
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Origin Notes and History:

Boston Bar (Post Office and Railway Station) adopted 6 October 1935 on Geological Survey sheet 422A, Hope. Form of name changed to Boston Bar (Post Office) in 1953 BC Gazetteer. Changed to Boston Bar (community) 15 December 1982 on 92 H/14.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Boston Bar is identified as a camp or road house on Gustaf Epner's 1862 map "Gold Regions of BC". Boston Bar Post Office opened 1 April 1917, C. Harrington, postmaster.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
So-named because most of the placer miners working this bar in 1858-59 were "Boston men" ie. Americans, in turn because the first American ships off this coast were invariably from Boston, the Indians took to calling them "Boston men".
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office