Joespeh "Kicker" Kelly was a prospector. Kelly's Cave on Hudson Bay Mountain and Kelly's Camp on the McCabe Trail were both named after him. He ran for government in 1920 and spent six months in prison for illegal liquor possession. He also ran the Zeolitic Mining Group and once charged Duthie mine with stealing his mining equipment. He died in 1947 at 79.
Left to right: Dan Haigh, Joe Kelley, Tommy Haigh.
Chicken Lake is now known as Lake Kathlyn. Dave and Duncan Jennings came to the area in 1910. They moved to Lake Kathlyn in the winter of 1910-11 and they co-owned the Jennings store there from 1912-1914. They moved on to ice cutting and Duncan joined the army in 1917. Dave married E Underhill and Duncan married Gertrude Barwise.
Aldermere existed from 1905-1915. John Dorsey staked the claim. The general store was owned by Jack McNeill and Lem Broughton. McNeill also owned the Old Telkwa Hotel (pictured here) and the new one in Telkwa.
History based on information in Rubber Boots, p. 30-31.
The Croteaus arrived to make a home east of Telkwa on the bank above the Bulkley. The farm was situated on both sides of what is now Highway 16, where the Rainbow Trailer Court now stands. The field being plowed adjoined the Dockerill farm. The three horse team was "Zevvie", "Charlie", and "The Bell Mare". Croteau bought the deserted Aldermere buildings for $16 and they were rebuilt to become barns, chicken house and pig house. Hubert Station was across the river aobut 3.5 miles east. William Croteau had a son, Stuart, in 1916.