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Located at Lat-Long: 56°05'00''N, 129°42'00''W
between Stewart and Meziadin on Highway 37A
aka "the Glacier Highway"
In the Cassiar Land District
Head of the Bear River, Strohn Lake, and Strohn
Strohn Creek is a tributary of the Nass River.
Above Strohn Lake is Mount Strohn
On other side, above the Meziadin/Stewart High Road
is Yvonne Peak
Strohn name, I believe comes from Frank Strohn
40 km or roughly 25 miles from Meziadin Junction.
Stewart is 65 km or 40.4 miles from Meziadin Junction
As you can see in this old photograph,
the Bear Glacier stretched right across to the road area.
Global warming has caused it to recede half way back up the mountain.
It is still impressive, but no where near what it was
just 30-40 years ago.
Bear Glacier is at the head of the Bear River
which flows through Bear Pass,
and on to Stewart, and into the top end of Portland Canal.
Stewart - Meziadin Road Photos, Mountains etc.
Originally the Road from Meziadin to Stewart,
which today is Highway 37A, went high above
the Bear Glacier Location as shown in pictures below.
It was known locally as the "High Road"
It was a gravel road for many years.
With snow slides etc, highways moved the road to near
the Glacier, and Strohn Lake, and lowered it considerably.
From up on the high road the glacier was very impressive,
and one of the few places a road was higher than a glacier.
900 ft wooden ladder, up a very steep mountain
to a silver/gold precious metal Mine Adit
near the start of Bear Pass.
Brian tells me miners from Quebec
would climb this ladder every morning,
and descend at the end of the day.
Now that is some work commute.
Per Brian they had a wooden helicopter pad
cantilevered to the mountain,
at the base of this ladder.
last activity here was a helicopter crash,
leaving the site, with men, tools and ore,
the helicopter crashed and burned.
I believe it was overloaded.
Still trying to find info on this mine.
All Photos above courtesy Brian Wolfe, Ladysmith BC
Frank R. Strohn
b- Sept 21, 1866, in Michigan USA
d- May 10, 1952, Shasta, CA
buried in Ogburn Inwood Cemetery, Shingletown, Shasta, CA
in 1880 in Cheboygan, Michigan with his family
Immigrated in 1909
He was an Electrical Engineer, living in Stewart in 1911
1911- William George and Frank Stohn staked the
Copper King and Copper Queen Claims.
1920 the family were living Crescent, Del Norte, CA, USA
Frank shown as an Electrician at a Power Plant
son of Herman B. Strohn and Susan Howard, both born in Canada
Father was a Carpenter
Frank's wife- Bertha P. Strohn, nee ?
b- Apr 1865 in ON
daughter- Nellie Strohn
b- Jan 1904 in USA (not in 1920 census with family)
daughter- Lelia M. Strohn
b- ca 1905, age 15 in 1920 in CA, USA
Frank's siblings in 1880, in Cheboygan,
Fred P. Strohn, age 11
Nellie N. Strohn, age 9
Harry D. Strohn, age 6
Tel History page for Stewart, with pictures
Go to my Stewart Page
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