Island Excursion: The Caribou Gold Rush … Part 2


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. 

Island Excursion: The Caribou Gold Rush … Part 1

Gold Rush! El Dorado in BC

Gold Fever

On our recent (short) Vancouver Island holiday, Rose got wind of an exhibit at the Royal Victoria Museum called Gold Rush! El Dorado in BC. 

I knew this would be an excellent exhibit about an important – and one of Canada’s greatest Western events – The Caribou Gold Rush.

What would US and Canadian history be like without the several gold rushes that opened up the Western territories? Very different I assure you. Not many ‘gold rushers’ found gold, but they poured into these unsettled territories – thus settling and opening up the great Western wilderness.

Victoria BC Royal Museum - Gold Rush

Signs of Gold 2
In any language, Gold is Gold.

Signs of Gold

First you get to see an impressive IMAX presentation

Gold Rush Imax

Gold in British Columbia

GOLD

O what to do with all this gold …

GOLD 2

I can think of a couple of things …

GOLD 3

Bill Reid

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The Caribou Gold Rush … Part 2

 

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