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District: Pass Creek
Province: British Columbia
Country: Canada
In 1912-1913, Community Doukhobors purchased 440 acres in the Pass Creek district of British Columbia. They named the area Kartoshnoye (Картошное), derived from the Russian term kartoshka, meaning “potato”. It was also known as Spud Hill. There, they cleared the forest, planted potato gardens and hay fields and established three communal villages as well as an irrigation-works, dam, flour mill, sawmill, blacksmith shop, granaries and barns. Following the demise of the CCUB in 1937-1938, the communal organization gradually declined. By 1961-1963, the CCUB lands were sold, the villages were disbanded and the name fell into disuse.



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