“Little Norway”

My recent focus has been directed towards uncovering more information about the history of this long-time enclave of summer homes, situated along the west shoreline of the Pitt River.  Few remnants of these homes remain today.  During this process, I’ve gained a better appreciation of the fact that there were two distinct areas where cabins existed: one at Little Norway, itself, and the second along MacIntyre Creek, located a bit north of Little Norway.  There appears to have been no direct connection between the two.  The cabins near MacIntyre Creek were on land that, back as early as 1907, had once been the home of John William David McLeod while the adjoining “Little Norway” enclave, located directly to the south, was the one-time homestead of Eric Nystrom in the 1920s and beyond.

Another, very gratifying aspect of this research has been the opportunity it has provided for me to meet some fine people and learn, directly from them, more about the history of this scenic spot.  This will make for an interesting addition to Volume Two of “Burke and Widgeon – A History”.

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