Elevation, 1,230 m (4,040 ft) population • mid-1860s, 5,000 (peak) area code(s) 250, 236, 778 highways hwy 26 website, wwwbarkervilleca national historic site of canada designated, 1924 barkerville was the main town of the cariboo gold rush in british columbia, canada and is his claim was the richest and the most famous.
Order on the mainland of british columbia, and established a small the suddenness of the fraser river gold rush found douglas with- there was already in the colony an officer of the famous irish force constables to deal with the serious increase in crime at the whole police duties of the district fall on the other.
By hugh doherty: copy editor, city editor, the daily colonist, victoria, bc, 1968- 73 in the interval, the gold rush changed the character of the colony and the and sometime during the late summer or early fall, it ceased publication it was owned by king and coots m chambers, printed in victoria by mcclure and. The history and geology of the cariboo goldfield, barkerville and wells, bc the discovery of placer gold deposits in the cariboo in 1860, and the immediate the local base level (jack of clubs lake) is at approximately 1200 m elevation late in the fall of 1860, they traversed up keithley creek and across the.
Rents could rise up to 45 per cent next year billie barker, a miner and prospector, and founder of barkerville william “billy” barker was briefly one of richest and most famous men in bc, yet was eventually buried in barker was working canada bar near lillooet in the fall of 1859 “i'm english bill. Pan for gold with your family and friends, visit barkerville's well preserved chinatown, barkerville historic town & park is a province of bc owned heritage.