Laketon, British Columbia

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Laketon
Laketon is located in British Columbia
Laketon
Laketon
Location of Laketon in British Columbia
Coordinates: 58°42′00″N 130°06′00″W / 58.70000°N 130.10000°W / 58.70000; -130.10000Coordinates: 58°42′00″N 130°06′00″W / 58.70000°N 130.10000°W / 58.70000; -130.10000
Country  Canada
Province  British Columbia
Area code(s) 250, 778

Laketon is a locality and former mining camp on the west shore of Dease Lake in the Cassiar Country of far northern British Columbia, Canada. It is located at the mouth of Dease Creek. Once known for the hanging of two murderers and their bodies buried at the crossroad to serve as a warning to all.[1] Gold was first found on Dease Creek in 1873, with Captain William Moore among the first to stake a claim.[2]

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