Island Excursion: The Caribou Gold Rush … Part 2

24 Aug


Santy Anno / The Kingston Trio

Gold Rush! El Dorado in BC

Gold??
Most people were just shoveling gravel and whistling Dixie.
It was not glorious.

Exhibits

Law and Order … 

Aritifacts

Gold and Guns 1

Self enforcement …

Gold and Guns

Your weight in Gold ??

Your weight in gold

With a little help from a nearby rail … 

Your weight in gold 2

I’m worth $1,352,949 more than Rose.
(The only time I can think that it would actually Pay to be fat)

Barkerville British Columbia

Barkerville, British Columbia / Caribou Mountains

Barkerville British Columbia 2

Quesnel British Columbia

Quesnel, British Columbia 

Prospector

Romantic I tell ya. 

4 Responses to “Island Excursion: The Caribou Gold Rush … Part 2”

  1. Cindy Bruchman August 24, 2015 at 7:05 pm #

    Very cool! Rose is a peach to follow you around all the western museums. Make sure you take her to a theatrical show 😉

    • jcalberta August 25, 2015 at 9:10 am #

      She is indeed. I’ll have to make it up somehow …
      The Lion King is in town, but it’s at a poor venue …
      I’m thinking …

  2. Sol Ridell September 3, 2015 at 9:08 am #

    Heritage Site and Museum is another great place to stop and stretch to enjoy an informative tour of the historic buildings. In 1859, local Indians showed gold seekers the location of gold deposits in now historic Horsefly, sparking the great Cariboo Gold Rush.

    • jcalberta September 3, 2015 at 9:14 am #

      Sol!
      Interesting! Thank you. Yes, I’d love to travel through there and see everything. I’ll bring my pan and pick along …

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