One of many excellent resources found at
https://skagiteec.org/our-work/

“The town of Steamboat had its own newspaper, the “HopeSteamboat Nugget”, and was the first to establish a Board of Trade to oversee “sanitation, fire protection, street paving, and lighting”. For its part, Steamboat City announced plans to build an aerial tramway directly from town to the mine site and bragged of “90 surveyed lots”

The satellite towns of Princeton, Hope, and Chilliwack all vied for the title “Gateway to Steamboat” in an attempt to profit from the rush. The Hope newspaper “Hope News & Gold Trail” confidently predicted that Hope would soon become famous for its skyscrapers.”

This study by Hope Mountain Centre and Fraser Cascade Mountain School tells some of the great stories of this beautiful watershed.

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