Cariboo Gold Rush: The Stampede that Made BC by Art Downs

Cariboo Gold Rush: The Stampede that Made BC

byArt Downs

Kobo ebook | June 1, 2013

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In 1858, some 30,000 gold seekers stampeded to the Fraser River. Scores perished during the gruelling journey, but some made their fortune and many pressed on northwards to the creeks of the Cariboo. Originally compiled by Art Downs, founder of Heritage House, this is a vivid and detailed account of the first gold strikes, the miners who made them and the incredible efforts to establish transportation routes and build roads to the Cariboo goldfields. Here are the stories of the legendary Williams Creek diggings, which yielded a golden harvest of over $2.6 million in 1862, and creeks with names like Lightning, Jack of Clubs and Last Chance.

Also included are excerpts from the journals of Lord Milton and Walter B. Cheadle, who became the first tourists to the Cariboo in 1863. Richly descriptive and touched with humour, their first-hand account is a fascinating window into Cariboo history.

Title:Cariboo Gold Rush: The Stampede that Made BCFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:June 1, 2013Publisher:HERITAGE HOUSELanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1927527201

ISBN - 13:9781927527207