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In 1891 prospectors poured into the area; New Denver sprang up as a supply point on the shores of Slocan Lake. Here goods and passengers switched from rail to lake stern-wheelers. The town also provided a more sedate environment to raise a family and conduct business than the rowdy mining camps of the so-called Silvery Slocan.
The Kohan Reflection Garden, at the foot of First Avenue, honors the Japanese-Canadians interned here during World War II. Shacks that formerly housed internees can still be seen around town. The Silvery Slocan Historical Society Museum, housed in the 1897 former Bank of Montreal Building on Sixth Avenue, contains artifacts and exhibits about the town’s history; phone (250) 358-2719.
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