Rolla, British Columbia

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Rolla, British Columbia is located in British Columbia
Rolla, British Columbia
Location of Rolla in British Columbia

Rolla is a small historic farming community in the Peace River district of northeastern British Columbia, Canada. It was first founded about 1912 as a way stop and steamer landing on the Peace River. Farms were established as the prairie was open, and the soil was rich. Also, a successful oil well was drilled in 1922 establishing petroleum as an industry in the area.[citation needed]

The late arrival of the Edmonton, Dunvegan and British Columbia Railway to the Peace District in 1930 hindered development. Rolla itself is roughly 20 kilometres (12 mi) north of Dawson Creek and famed for the cozy, community oriented Rolla Pub.[1][2]

The current population is around 200-300 people.

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  1. ^ Tourism BC. "Rolla Pub". Retrieved 2008-09-13.
  2. ^ "Rolla Pub". Retrieved 2008-09-13.

Coordinates: 55°54′N 120°08′W / 55.900°N 120.133°W / 55.900; -120.133