Algot Johnson

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Algot Johnson was the founder of Johnson's Landing, a small unincorporated community in South-eastern British Columbia.[1][2][3]

Johnson was a Swede who came to Kaslo from Colorado about 1895.

In 1901, his rowboat beached by a storm, Algot walked uphill from the mouth of Kootenay Joe Creek, saw land he liked and acquired 40 acres of it in 1906.

He planted an orchard but spent most of his time mining or trapping in the district.

His last years were spent at a senior’s home in Mirror Lake.

Well over 80 when he died, Algot was buried at Kaslo.


  1. Otto Robert Landelius; Raymond Jarvi (1985). Swedish Place-Names in North America. Southern Illinois University Press. p. 273. ISBN 978-0-8093-1204-7. A village on the E shores of Kootenay Lake a few miles N of the town of Kaslo in SE B.C. The place was named for the Swedish settler Algot Johnson, who was born in Vena parish, Smaland. He emigrated from Sweden in 1901 and settled in ... Search this book on Logo.png
  2. Elinor Barr (27 July 2015). Swedes in Canada: Invisible Immigrants. University of Toronto Press. pp. 341–. ISBN 978-1-4426-9515-3. Johnsons Landing, BC, a village on the eastern shore of Kootenay Lake, was named for Algot Johnson, who ... Search this book on Logo.png
  3. "What Happened in Johnsons Landing?". The Tyee. 27 July 2012. Retrieved 5 August 2016.

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