1910! Steamboat Mountain Mining?

In November, 1910, prospectors were traveling into the Skagit watershed from Hope BC. A Vancouver land company was selling lots from $75 to $200 each. Or put up a tent at a rental cost of $1 per foot length per month. Steamboat Mountain had its own newspaper, the HOpe-Steamboat Nugget. The packing rate from Hope up the 40 mile trail was 10¢ per pound or $200 per ton. Two to three dozen miners a day were headed in until approximately 300-500 men were prospecting there.

Rumours of wealth. A fake townsite.

Read more about this in
this 1975 report prepared for the Parks Branch of British Columbia
by Paula Wuorinen, Park Officer