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Location DB > Canada > British Columbia > Bevan > Bevan Townsite
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Bevan Townsite
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created by Boffo on 2/25/2021 2:16 AM
last modified by Boffo on 2/25/2021 3:03 AM
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 Overview
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The abandoned remains of the former coal mining townsite of Bevan
 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Abandoned
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: not very exciting
 Physical Information
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Bevan, British Columbia
Canada
Owner: Hancock Forest Management & BC Hydro
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     Historical Dates
    Built: 1902
    Closed: 1950
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     History
    1902: Cumberland No. 7 mine constructed a coal mining operation and dug a shaft on the property

    1911: A post office, store, large hotel and over 100 homes were built to house workers

    1912: A labour dispute at the mine suspends operations. Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir) Ltd. constructs a hydro electric dam along the Puntledge River to power the booming coal operations outside Courtenay

    1914: The labour disputes are settled and mining resumes

    1921: The No. 7 mine was closed

    1950s: The town was abandoned and houses demolished. The large hotel was converted into a sanitarium

    1953: BC Power Commission purchased the hydro electric dam and surrounding townsite property

    1955: The dam, penstocks and powerhouse are rebuilt to increase electrical output in the local community

    1980s: The sanitarium is closed and demolished

    1982: The dam is refurbished and modernized
     Media Coverage
    https://decafnatio...g-puntledge-river/

    https://youtu.be/BQxUuxTl3cw
     Future Plans
    Hancock Forest Management plans to log the former townsite property
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    Are you from Bevan? I said from Bevan
    Tue, Feb 23rd, 2021
    posted by Boffo
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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Boffo on 2/25/2021 3:03 AM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Feb 25 21 at 3:03, Boffo validated this location
  • on Feb 25 21 at 3:03, Boffo changed the following: Latitude, Longitude
  • on Feb 25 21 at 3:02, Boffo validated this location
  • on Feb 25 21 at 3:02, Boffo made this location public
  • on Feb 25 21 at 3:02, Boffo made this location available
  • on Feb 25 21 at 3:01, Boffo changed the following: History, Media Coverage
  • on Feb 25 21 at 2:57, Boffo updated gallery picture _MG_9256.jpg
  • on Feb 25 21 at 2:56, Boffo updated gallery picture _MG_9253.jpg
  • on Feb 25 21 at 2:55, Boffo updated gallery picture _MG_9249.jpg
  • on Feb 25 21 at 2:55, Boffo updated gallery picture _MG_9246.jpg
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