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in the "Cassiar" Land District
aka: Sylvester's Landing
Originally this was First Nation "Kaska" aka
"Casca" Reserve area
They are related to the Tahltan.
Later the name was changed to "Cassiar"
Lat- 59º 11' N, Long- 129º 14' W
Dease Post / Sylvester's
Dease Post, aka
Sylvester's Landing, 68 miles from Laketon
located at the mouth of McDame's Creek
Photo Links below
Rufus D. Sylvester was a well known explorer and trader.
Rufus D. Sylvester
b- ca 1834 in Bowdoinham, Sagadahoc, Maine,
d- Mar 2, 1900, King WA, age 65
son of Rufus Sylvester (1803-1884)
and Anna H. "Ann" Sylvester, nee ?
shown as an Indian trader in 1881 in Cassiar district
Sylvester's landing named after him, He established it in 1872.
July 1888 Hudson's Bay Co. bought the post at McDame Creek,
known as Sylvester's Landing, and renamed it McDame Post.
They also bought the Black River Post and Liard Post
Henry McDame, the Bahamas born
made the first Gold Discovery near Sylvester's landing.
1889 he was a miner at
Robert Grant, Trader
Henry Brown, Miner
b- in Canada, age 61 in 1891
Joseph Burge, Miner
Charles Boyle, Miner
Archibald Campbell, Miner
John Campbell, Miner
b- Alaska, age 22 in 1891
John Cranston, Miner
James Chaplin, Miner
Henry Christie, Miner
Adam Clatworthy, Miner
John Clendinin, Miner
Andrew Donohue, Miner
John Dunn, Miner
Daniel Dixon, Miner
Edward Dower, Miner
b- England, age 52 in 1891
Richard Glen, Miner
David Harris, Miner
William Hendry, Miner
John Jacklin, Miner
William Kemp, Miner
William Matthewson, Miner
Samuel Jones McAllister, Miner
Malcolm McClure, Miner
b- Scotland, age 44 in 1891
John McCrimmon, Miner
b- Ontario, age 41 in 1891
John McDonald, Miner
Alexander McLennan, Miner
John Moffatt, Miner
Donald McQuaig, Miner
b- ca 1849, in Quebec, age 42 in 1891
Edward Metcalf, Miner
Frederick Mills, Miner
John Mitchell, Miner
b- in England, age 53 in 1891
John Morrow, Miner
Jermiah O'Donnell, Miner
Henry Phair, Miner
John Rees, Miner (aka John Reese)
b- in Wales, age 44 in 1891
John Stevens, Miner
James Stewart, Miner
Stanley B. Stott, Miner
William Taylor, Miner
Robert Wilson, Miner
Cyrus Young, Miner
Samuel McCartney, Clerk
Edward Metcalf, Butcher
Thomas Barrett, Blacksmith
William Glennie newly appointed as
the Stipendiary Magistrate for the counties
of Prince Rupert and Cariboo
and also the Coroner
went from Hazelton to McDame Creek
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I do a quick search for the names on these pages.
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Sylvester's landing Photos, BC Archives
I am not First Nation, and do not profess to know their
I can only relate what I read.
I know they were here in this area,
long time before the Europeans shown below.
I will leave their history to them to record