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Cariboo highway; the great north road to the Fraser river goldfields

a marvel of pioneer engineering built with mules, brains, muscle and very thin money

by Frank Raymond Coutant

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Published by The Author$[n.d.] in Monroe, Conn .
Written in English


Edition Notes

SeriesLimited edition triology -- no. 3
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24346872M

Agnes C. Laut's The Cariboo Trail is a fascinating history of the Canadian gold rush that began in When, in early , a group of ragged miners arrived in the sleepy town of Victoria from California, no one would have believed that a little over ten years later a gold rush would hit the Fraser River. Map of the cariboo road. Canadian Pacific Railway Fraser River Gold River Gold Prospecting Tourist Map Canadian History Historical Maps True North Gold Rush. A national park is a great summer vacation option. Problem is, parks can be crowded in high season. But in low season, you might meet bad weather and not have the same experience.

  Fraser River. likes 29 talking about this 6, were here. The Fraser River is the longest river within British Columbia, Canada, rising at /5(). In the British Columbia Cariboo Gold Rush boomed as a result of the Fraser River gold rush. Includes: history of Cariboo Wagon Road, biographies, town tour, collection database, children's activities, transportation, teacher's guide, guest book.

Cariboo & Gold Rush Trail. Scenic Highway 1 through the dramatic Fraser Canyon leads to the open spaces of the Cariboo Plateau. Route 97 is the main north-south route through the region, but many visitors will want to linger in the many lakes and ranches that stretch to the east. Cariboo & John Hart Highways: Scenic highway through interior British Columbia - See 22 traveler reviews, 62 candid photos, and great deals for Prince George, Canada, at Tripadvisor TripAdvisor reviews.


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Cariboo highway; the great north road to the Fraser river goldfields by Frank Raymond Coutant Download PDF EPUB FB2

Cariboo Road, wagon trail that was constructed (–65) in the Fraser River valley, in southern British Columbia, Canada, to serve the Cariboo gold rush. The trail extended more than miles ( km) from Yale, at the head of steamboat navigation on the Fraser River, through Ashcroft, to.

Frank Raymond Coutant has written: 'Yankee steamboats on the Fraser River, British Columbia' -- subject(s): Accessible book 'Cariboo highway; the great north road to the Fraser river goldfields.

Printed in Great Britain. Likely a remnant of the old Cariboo Wagon Road of along the banks of the Fraser River. Photographed circa, during the period after much of the road was destroyed by construction of the Canadian Pacific and Canadian Northern Railways (s) and before the construction of the Fraser Canyon Highway.

Cariboo Road Cariboo Road, running some km along the FRASER RIVER CANYON between Yale and Barkerville, BC, was begun in to provide a wagon route to the goldfields of the Cariboo region of south-central BC.

By gold returns from the area convinced Governor James DOUGLAS that a system of communication was necessary. A road to the interior would relieve the plight of the miners.

The Gold Rush Trail in the Cariboo Chilcotin starts at Lillooet, Mile 0 and follows Highway 99 to High through the towns with names such as 70 Mile House, Mile House and Mile House. The towns were named after the mile-marking roadhouses patronized by prospectors and settlers headed north to the goldfields.

Premier Listings for Cariboo Highway 97 The Cariboo Highway (Hwy 97) runs north from Cache Creek to Prince George across the lake-studded Fraser Plateau, including the Chasm, Green Lake, and Bowron Lake Provincial Parks, and the historic Gold Rush Trail from Lillooet (Mile 0) to Barkerville.

This is a classic mile (km) ramble through the heart. Cariboo & John Hart Highways: Scenic highway through interior British Columbia - See 22 traveler reviews, 62 candid photos, and great deals for Prince George, Canada, at Tripadvisor TripAdvisor reviews.

- Explore sarahpark9's board "Cariboo road" on Pinterest. See more ideas about Fraser river, Gold rush and Gold river pins. Agnes C. Lauts The Cariboo Trail is a fascinating history of the Canadian gold rush that began in When, in earlya group of ragged miners arrived in the sleepy town of Victoria from California, no one would have believed that a little over ten years later a gold rush would hit the Fraser s: The Cariboo runs south to north and the best way to explore it is via High the Cariboo Highway, also known as the Gold Rush Trail.

Many side trips are branching off the highway. Highway 97 follows the old Gold Rush Trails through the towns of 70 Mile House, Mile House. Gold was discovered on the lower Fraser in The news soon spread and a gold rush was underway.

Thousands of miners, mostly Americans from the now exhausted goldfields of California, made the trip kilometres upriver to the first big strike at Yale. : Fraser Canyon: From Cariboo Road to Super Highway (): Harris, Lorraine: BooksFormat: Paperback. Murphy Lake Road. Washout between Lac La Hache and Mile Horsefly Road 15 km north of Mile House.

Road closed. Murphy Lake Road is closed 14km past Mile-Horsefly road turnoff. Next update time Fri Jun 5 at PM PDT. Last updated Fri May 29 at AM PDT. (DBC) Highway Highway Download Great North Road - by Charles George Harper in Pdf ePub ebook. The Cariboo Trail is a fascinating history of the Canadian gold rush that began in When, in earlya group of ragged miners arrived in the sleepy town of Victoria from California, no one would have believed that a little over ten years later a gold rush would hit the Fraser River.

Between andthousands of miners and prospectors travelled north and east from the headwaters. Fraser river and Cariboo gold rush. My favourite spot along the Fraser Canyon.

It looks exactly the same today, except for the wagon train. The Cariboo Road was a very expensive project because of the amount of rocks needed to be blasted out.

Freight wagons at Eight Mile Bluff, Thompson River, eight miles from Spences Bridge. The Cariboo’s unlimited expanse of rivers and lakes also includes a stretch of road from Little Fort, at the junction of Highways 24 and 5, to 93 Mile House, at the western end of High a.

In the British Columbia Cariboo Gold Rush boomed as a result of the Fraser River gold rush. Includes: history of Mile House biographies, town tour, collection database, children's activities, transportation, teacher's guide, guest book.

- Explore marielleubongen's board "The Cariboo Gold Rush" on Pinterest. See more ideas about Gold rush, British columbia and Fraser river.

The Hell's Gate Air Tram is very popular. The tram descends to the canyon floor and the river from up on the highway.

Very spectacular. There is great history in the Fraser Canyon. Once north of Cache Creek you will climb up in altitude onto the Bonaparte Plateau (just over 3, ft.) and the climate changes a bit. You will notice more trees.

Cariboo gold rush, Canadian gold rush that took place in the remote, isolated Cariboo Mountains region of British Columbia between and It began when prospectors drawn from the Fraser River gold rush discovered gold on the Horsefly River. After news spread of the rich payload found near bedrock at Barkerville, a large number of gold-seekers were also drawn to the former fur-trading.

After the gold rush (and the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway through the canyon) the Yale – Cariboo Wagon Road was largely destroyed and abandoned; however, the automobile craze of the s generated a renewed interest in the route and so, between andthe Fraser Canyon route was reborn as the Fraser Canyon Highway.A great alternate route from Vancouver will bring you north on Highway 1 up the Fraser Canyon.

Visit Hells Gate (54km/mi north of Hope) and ride the aerial tramway down to the crashing waters.