Bonaparte River
Bonaparte River, named after the famous French figure, flows into the Thompson River at Ashcroft, in British Columbia's southern interior. Variant spellings for this feature include “Bonepates River”, as noted on Archibald McDonald's HBC map of the region in 1827, as well as “Bonaparte's River”, from Anderson's 1846 map, but on Trutch's 1871 map of BC it was misspelled as “Bonapate River”.1 In this 1861 despatch, Douglas refers to it as Buonaparte River, and notes that he intends to follow it to get to Cayoosh, where he expects to meet with many settlers.
The Secwepemc, or Shushwap First Nation name for the river is, according to BCGNIS, “Kluhtows”, which means gravelly river.2
Mentions of this place in the documents
The Colonial Despatches Team. Bonaparte River. The Colonial Despatches of Vancouver Island and British Columbia 1846-1871, Edition 2.2, ed. The Colonial Despatches Team. Victoria, B.C.: University of Victoria. https://bcgenesis.uvic.ca/bonaparte_river.html.

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