Stories, Memories and Thoughts for Fort Dunvegan ...
We love to hear the stories that people remember from their youth, especially those tales about where they grew up.
Since the most interesting history are the reminiscences and stories told by one person to another, we want to try and record some of them before these little slices of history are lost.
If you have a tale, reminiscence or other thoughts to tell of Fort Dunvegan, about the places you knew when young, we would like to include them here.
If you're interested, we have some Guidelines about the stories that we would like to place here - please see our Story Guidelines.
Our first story about Fort Dunvegan:
Landmark: Fort Dunvegan
Location of Marker (approximate):
Lat 55.9229, Lon -118.6040
Established in 1805 for the North West Company by Archibald Norman McLeod,
Dunvegan was named after the ancestral caste of the McLeods on the
Island of Skye. For many years the most important post in the Peace River valley. It was a centre
of the fur trade, a link in the chain of communication westward into British Columbia and the scene of
early missionary enterprise and agricultural experiment. It was closed as a trading post