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Aug 25, 2008 - Chapel, Smelter and mine

Between 1908 and 1913 about 5,000 Doukhobrs settled in the Kootenay Valley. The Doukhobors were members of a southern Russian sect who fled their home country in 1899 after being persecuted for their religious and political views. They arrived in the valley which they called the “Valley of Consolation” The valley is the confluence of the Kootenay and Columbia Rivers and became a historic transportation route. Visiting the Zuckerberg Island Heritage Park we learnt about the history of the area and also about Alexander Zuckerberg. Zuckerberg...

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