Knutson Creek

Feature Type:Creek (1) - Watercourse, usually smaller than a river.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Flows SW into Azure River, E side of Wells Gray Provincial Park SW of Valemount, Kamloops Division Yale Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 52°29'44''N, 119°47'14''W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 83D/5
Related Maps: 83D/12
83D/5

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 22 February 1963 on 83D, as labelled on map to accompany Annual Report to the Minister of Mines, 1923, p.156, and on BC map 3J, 1932. Headwaters at 52 31 - 119 41.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office

Named after Louie Knutson (1891-1982), an early settler in the Robson Valley. Born in Norway 24 December 1891; first came to the Robson Valley in 1910 with the railway engineers. In 1916 he discovered ore deposits in the country between the Raush and Azure Rivers, and with his partner Adolph Anderson, staked the War Colt group of claims (Annual Report to the Minister of Mines, 1919, p.179); time, weather and money permitting, he developed trails and worked his claims for 50 years, but never never made them pay. Married Francis Frye (1905 - ), sister of well-known "character", Ella Frye. Knutson died 10 May 1982 at McBride. Obituary in Robson Valley Courier (file M.2.65).

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office