La Porte, British Columbia
La Porte was a boomtown in British Columbia, Canada, during the Big Bend Gold Rush. The site at the foot of the Dalles des Morts, or Death Rapids, was chosen as the location of a ferry and town on April 23, 1866, during the first voyage of the steamboat Forty-Nine up the Columbia River. The name reflected its role as the gateway to the mines.
- Bilsland, William W. (April 1955), A History of Revelstoke and the Big Bend, University of British Columbia, p. 38, retrieved 2019-09-30 CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- "First Trip of the Steamer Forty-Nine", The Daily British Colonist, Victoria, 15 (137), p. 3, May 23, 1866, retrieved 2019-09-29 CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Bilsland 1955, p. 19.
- Bilsland 1955, p. 30.