Johnsons Landing, British Columbia

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Johnsons Landing
Johnsons Landing is located in British Columbia
Johnsons Landing
Johnsons Landing
Location of Johnsons Landing in British Columbia
Coordinates: 50°05′00″N 116°53′00″W / 50.08333°N 116.88333°W / 50.08333; -116.88333Coordinates: 50°05′00″N 116°53′00″W / 50.08333°N 116.88333°W / 50.08333; -116.88333
Country Canada
Province British Columbia
Area code(s) 250, 778

Johnsons Landing is an unincorporated community, former post office and former steamboat landing on the east shore of Kootenay Lake in British Columbia, Canada.[1][2] The community was founded by Swedish immigrant Algot Johnson (died 1963) when he built the area's first home in 1906.[3][4][5] A landslide occurred on July 12, 2012, killing four people and destroying five houses. A report from the regional government in 2013 said the slide was caused by a late snow melt and heavy rain.[6][7]

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  1. ^ BCGNIS entry "Johnsons Landing (community)"[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ BCGNIS entry "Johnsons Landing (post office – rescinded"[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Otto Robert Landelius; Raymond Jarvi (1985). Swedish Place-Names in North America. Southern Illinois University Press. p. 273. ISBN 978-0-8093-1204-7. A village on the E shores of Kootenay Lake a few miles N of the town of Kaslo in SE B.C. The place was named for the Swedish settler Algot Johnson, who was born in Vena parish, Smaland. He emigrated from Sweden in 1901 and settled in ... 
  4. ^ Elinor Barr (27 July 2015). Swedes in Canada: Invisible Immigrants. University of Toronto Press. pp. 341–. ISBN 978-1-4426-9515-3. Johnsons Landing, BC, a village on the eastern shore of Kootenay Lake, was named for Algot Johnson, who ... 
  5. ^ "What Happened in Johnsons Landing?". The Tyee. 27 July 2012. Retrieved 5 August 2016. 
  6. ^ Keller, James (2013-05-23). "Johnsons Landing Slide Report Outlines Causes, Dangers". Huffington Post. The Canadian Press. Retrieved 2014-01-14. 
  7. ^ Hume, Mark (July 17, 2012). "Second body recovered, two others presumed dead in B.C. landslide". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved July 17, 2012.