Ghost Towns and Drowned Towns of West Kootenay
These are the stories of more than 50 relics of the West Kootenay. Arrowhead, Beaton, and Needles are among the towns that were drowned. Waneta is a power dam; Jersey City was auctioned. Comaplix died one fiery night; Cody, Three Forks, Poplar, Waterloo, Goldfields, Gerrard, Brooklyn, Cascade and a host of others vanished. Leaning headboards in smothered cemeteries and cow parsnip covering the ruins of homes proclaim that people once lived in these and other communities.