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Dease Lake located on the Stewart/Cassiar Highway at the junction with the road to Telegraph Creek, the town of Dease Lake was first established as a Hudson’s Bay trading post in 1838, and was once part of a major transportation route into the north for traders and trappers.
Dease Lake witnessed the discovery of gold by prospectors on the Stikine River in the 1860s, and was the centre of the gold rush on the Dease and Thibert Creeks in 1873. The fascinating history dates back a century to the Yukon Gold Rush and the ambitious plans for the Collins Overland Telegraph route from New York to Russia and Europe.
Stikine Regional Health Centre
BC-37, Dease Lake, BC V0C 1L0, Canada
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