Part of Kootenays rich
silver mining history includes Rosebery.
On the east side of Slocan Lake and
north of New Denver, Rosebery
was named for the 5th Earl of Rosebery.
Back in the day of silver mining, Rosebery was considered
one of the best harbors
on Slocan Lake.
Barges and sternwheel steamers
docked here, meeting trains that were
servicing the various silver mines in the area.
The railway was called the N & S Line
after the towns of Nakusp and Slocan.
The Galena Trail follows part of the old railway bed.
Hiking or skiing along the trail today, you can well imagine
what the area must have been like with the hustle of miners
and the hiss and hoot of the steam locomotives echoing
off of the distant mountains.
British Columbia is full of majesty and history.
I am still exploring and learning.