Simpcw people had first contact with Europeans when the fur traders from the Pacific Fur Company arrived.
||Little Fort, fur trading post established and fur trade in decline by 1860.
||Little Fort established as a Hudson Bay post, some gold was found in creeks and rivers.
The Overlanders arrived in the vicinity of Chu Chua, near starvation and fed by the Indians of the area.
Small pox decimated the North Thompson people.
||Louise Creek was marked as the name of the creek on Government maps.
||Chu Chua Indian Reserve was surveyed.
||Louise Creek had a post office and store on the north side of the creek.
||The road was finished from Kamloops to Louis Creek.
||Little Fort post office was opened and named Mt. Olie.
||Little Fort a school was built.
||McLure was named after John McLure, an early rancher in the area.
Telephone services in Barriere at the Genier store and hotel (their home also).
Telephone reached the area of Little Fort.
||Telephone services in Chu Chua at the Fennell store.
Barriere Valley School opened at the Forks.
Power plant on the Barriere River which supplied Kamloops with economical electricity, closed in 1950, operated only in the warmest months because the water in the flume and pipes froze (did not supply power to the Barriere District).
McLure post office was established.
TV comes to Barriere.
New Fire Hall.
Railway began operation in the North Thompson, crews arrived in 1912 to begin building the railway.
Barriere Powerhouse School, later renamed Floral Creek School in the 1920’s.
||McLure ferry was the glue that held the community together, ice bridges were made at the ferry landing when the weather allowed, often a basket on the cable was used if the ice was too soft.
Little Fort’s name was officially changed from Mount Oile.
1939 Little Fort Community Hall was constructed by volunteer labour.
Hotel (Burned or dismantled).
||Louise Creek, BC Electric agreed to supply power.
||Barriere, BC Hydro power hook-up.
||Little Fort, hydro was extended in December.
Chu Chua and McLure, power distributed to these two areas.
The highway was changed and paved from Heffley Creek to McLure.
||Squam Bay and Brennan Creek gets power.
||Upper Fadear Creek gets power.
||East Barriere gets power.