--November 2, 2011.
Greetings from New Zealand!
My grandfather, Edward Ripley, ran a hotel at Mansonville circa 1902-1905. Would you have any information that would support this? Do you have any photographs of hotels in the area. It has been suggested to me that the hotel may actually have been at Highwater. My cousin in BC has a photo of the hotel and I have asked for a copy so I may forward it on for identification. For a few years prior to the family's move to Mansonville, Edward farmed at Compton and from Mansonville they moved to Swan River, Manitoba. I look forward to your reply.