The Revelstoke Museum & Archives is taking over the task of raising enough money to purchase a headstone for Edward Mulvehill, the 12 Mile ferryman who was buried without a tombstone despite the fact that local landmarks were named after him.
Ada Domke Jarvis, who started the fund in time for last month’s Homecoming celebration, said the fund has already raised $330 but more is needed.
Mulvehill was 12 Mile’s first ferry operator beginning in 1923. Although Mulvehill Creek and Falls are named in his honor, he has no grave marker at Mountain View Cemetary in Revelstoke.
The Museum’s Marilee Planden said donations may be made at the Museum, which is also selling 12 Mile magnets, buttons and beautiful mousepads with Sutherland Falls and Blanket Cree. All of the proceeds of these items, which Planden noted “will make wonderful gifts and stocking stuffers,” go towards this project.
Donations by mail may also be made to the Revelstoke Museum, c/o Headstone Fund, Box 1908, Revelstoke, BC V0E 2S0.