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April 20, 2012

Things I didn’t know about BC
Posted by Frances Greenslade

Frances Greenslade

- that Fort Nelson is the only place among much bigger northern places that appears on globes a few years old (I checked—it’s true)
- that natural gas and dinosaurs go together (ask Bryan Pike; he has a theory)
- that the Cree people live this far west
- that there’s such a thing as an albino moose
- that a cafe in Dawson Creek called Faking Sanity has the best buttermillk biscuits in the world (I tried them and I defy you to find better!)
- that Dawson Creek is mile zero of the Alaska Highway
- that two boys discovered dinosaur footprints in 2000 when they were out hiking near Hudson’s Hope. (I wish I was one of them)
- that the Alaska Highway was built by Americans in response to the bombing of Pearl Harbour
- that the Tumbler Ridge area was once home to over 21 kinds of dinosaurs
- the difference between black spruce and white spruce

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Monica Miller
Apr 24, 2012 at 11:13 PM

What awesome trivia! There are so many things about this great province that I can’t wait to learn.

Cathleen
Apr 26, 2012 at 12:20 PM

WOW!!! I just love learning new things about our province. And what the what re: Tumbler Ridge? Dinosaurs…oooo methinks some BC travels are in order this summer…have fun fun fun, love reading your posts.

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