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Henry Fuller Davis, better know as “Twelve Foot Davis”, left his mark in many places in the Peace Country. Davis struck it rich on a 12 foot gold claim in northern British Columbia in the 1860′s. Davis spent much of his life as a trader on the Peace River. [ Read more…]
Today, overlooking the Peace River Valley and the Town of Peace River, a monument to Davis serves as an awesome lookout point and picnic area. It is a favorite spot for both residents and visitors alike to photograph the changing of the seasons, as it provides one of the best views of the Peace River Valley. The site is easily accessible via a paved road, entry point located near the Northern Sunrise County office, and looks out over the confluence of the Peace, Heart and Smoky Rivers.
A wooden statue of 12 Foot Davis stands proudly in River Front Park, located along the bank of the Peace River, downtown Peace River.The park is complimented by a children’s playground, amphitheater, picnic shelter, and a beautiful view of the Peace River. A paved walking trail connects the park to the Peace River Museum, Archives and Mackenzie Centre.