Day Twenty: Fort Steele

Jerry and Wendy invited me to go with them to Fort Steele.  We’d passed it on the way to Fairmont.  It’s just over 90 kilometers away, so about an hours drive.  Fort Steele was never a true fort and was actually originally named “Galbraith’s Ferry” after the founder, John Galbraith.  Gold was discovered in the area in the mid 1800s.  Mr. Galbraith operated the only ferry over the Kootenay river for several hundred miles.  As a result, he charged incredibly high prices and became quite wealthy as a result. Continue reading “Day Twenty: Fort Steele”