Two Rivers, Two Peoples, Two Hundred Years
2012 commemorates Kamloops' 200th year of shared living with the Tk'emlups te Secwepemc. (Kamloops Indian Band)
The North and South Thompson rivers have always defined the identity and shaped the boundaries of Kamloops. Even the name of our city reflects our unique location at the junction of the two rivers: in the Secwepemc language, Kamloops means "meeting of the waters".
In 1812, fur trader and explorer David Stuart built a trading post on the shore of the Thompson River. In 2012, the City of Kamloops is commemorating two hundred years of shared history between the Secwepemc people and all those who came after David Stuart.
I took this photo inside the maintenance shop where the �Spirit of Kamloops� lives. The shop was quite hot as the train had just finished a short run and it sat there like a giant beast still puffing and blowing. You can see a bit of the bunting at the top used for the celebration. Paint textures added. All Rights Reserved.
August 26th, 2012
Viewed 669 Times - Last Visitor from New York, NY on 09/20/2023 at 1:03 PM