Welcome - Peace River, Alberta
Posted by: wildwoodke
N 56° 14.405 W 117° 17.444
11V E 481980 N 6232838
Quick Description: These letters on the hill welcome visitors to the town of Peace River, Alberta.
Location: Alberta, Canada
Date Posted: 12/19/2011 9:44:16 PM
Waymark Code: WMDBH7
"Located 200 km north of Grande Prairie, Alberta, on Highway 2 is the Town of Peace River, with a population of 6240 people. (2006 stats) It serves a trading area of over 15,000 people.
The 1st settlements date back to the 1700's when the 1st Hudson's Bay Company Fur traders arrived in the region along the Peace River. Fort Fork was established by the Northwest Company when Sir Alexander Mackenzie made his journey along the Peace River. When the rail line reached the area, also came the settlers and the first settlement began 1906-1916. about the same time the first post office opened. Before 1919, this community was known as "The Peace River Crossing". The settlement on the east bank of the river was known for many years as the "Peace River Landing Settlement"."
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