Fort Babine
Fort Babine is located in northwestern British Columbia on the northern tip of Babine Lake, just north of Smithers. Fort Babine is on the traditional territory of the Wit ‘at (also known as the Babine First Nation). In this correspondence, Seymour reports that work will soon be taken in hand to build a telegraph line through British Columbia that will connect Russia with the United States.1 Thus, Seymour says, it is probable that [BC] shall ere long have three distinct lines of wire connecting this place with Europe, the United States and Canada.2 Fort Babine was one proposed site for the telegraph line to pass through.3
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