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Topic: Cariboo Wagon Road

  Cariboo Road - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Cariboo Road (also called the Cariboo Wagon Road, the Great North Road or the Queen's Highway) was a project initiated in 1862 by the colonial Governor of British Columbia, James Douglas.
The name Cariboo Road is also informally applied to a toll-road built by contractor Gustavus von Blint from Lillooet to Alexandria when the Lakes Route from Port Douglas to Lillooet had not yet been superseded by the Fraser Canyon route of the Cariboo Wagon Road proper.
The mile-house names in the Cariboo are derived from measurements taken from the Mile '0' of this road, which is in the bend in the Main Street of Lillooet and commemorated there by a cairn erected in the 1958 Centennial Year.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cariboo_Wagon_Road   (415 words)

 cariboo wagon - 3rd wagon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The Cariboo wagon road, built (1862-65) by the government, facilitated the settlement of the interior of the province.
The Cariboo wagon road, built (1862â?"65) by the government, facilitated the settlement of the interior of the province.
The Cariboo Wagon Road The Cariboo Wagon Road or Trail, was surveyed to accommodate the gold seekers heading to the Interior.
wagon.papmetro.info /dir6/cariboo-wagon.html   (489 words)

 Cariboo Wagon Road - The Gold Rush Town of Yale   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
During the Cariboo gold rush, Yale was the starting point for transportation on the Cariboo Wagon Road.
The Cariboo gold rush spurred the need for a road to be built leading to the Cariboo regions which could accommodate wagons.
Further along the road, at forty-four miles north of Yale, was the steepest ascent on the wagon road where travellers climbed far up Jackass Mountain.
collections.ic.gc.ca /yale/tour/wagon.htm   (352 words)

 Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Travel Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Cariboo Chilcotin Coast is situated in central British Columbia, nestled between the Cariboo Mountain Range on the east and the Pacific Ocean on the west, approximately 400 km north of Vancouver.
You are driving history on the road from the plateau to the valley.
Known as British Columbia's Stampede Capital - "The Hub of the Cariboo -, with an area population of 36,000, Williams Lake is the heart of the Cariboo and gateway to the Chilcotin and Central Coast.
www.beautifulbc.net /index2.asp?id=1   (3411 words)

 Quesnel River - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Quesnel River is a major tributary of the Fraser River in the Cariboo District of central British Columbia.
Also contributing to the flow of the Quesnel River is the Horsefly River, which begins at the outflow of the lake of the same name, at the town of the same name, Horsefly.
Both the Lillooet to Fort Alexandria wagon road and the later Cariboo Wagon Road came by Quesnel Forks but preferred to follow the valley of the Quesnel River to Quesnel and then east from there to the gold towns of Barkerville and Wells.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Quesnel_River   (164 words)

The initial payments from the government were often slow, forcing some contractors to put up their own money, and many men in the road crews were eventually lured away to the goldfields by tales of rich gold strikes being made by others.
uring the construction of the road, supplies needed to be transported into the road camps for the crews.
ut it was truly the Cariboo Wagon Road that allowed the interior of what is now British Columbia to be populated, and allowed many people to bring services to these remote areas and to the miners that were working there.
www.bcarchives.gov.bc.ca /exhibits/timemach/galler04/frames/road.htm   (352 words)

 South Cariboo Tourism, British Columbia, Canada - Tours & Trails
The tour starts north from 100 Mile House tracing the route of the old Cariboo Wagon Road through valley ranch lands and passing the lake resort areas of the 108 and Lac La Hache.
This early roadhouse, which coincidentally, was exactly 100 miles from the starting point of the Cariboo Wagon Road at Lillooet, catered to fur traders and prospectors on their way north to the Cariboo gold fields.
The tour passes several of the beautiful lakes the Cariboo is famous for.
www.southcaribootourism.com /index.php?page=96   (1217 words)

 BC Highways - Highway 97 South
As the Cariboo Highway continues towards 100 Mile House, stands of aspen with their spade like trembling leaves are encountered on the side of the highway.
The road next to the highway is an older section, left behind from when the highway was realigned and widened in the 1980's.
The road is gravel and is used largely by locals to access ranches in the area.
modena.intergate.ca /personal/pl8s/BC97S/hwy_97S_2.htm   (1944 words)

 Along the Cariboo Trail
Her husband then drove the wagon to a nearby lake and pushed the body into its cool waters where it was found late the next day.
According to the official report of the local authorities, "the deceased, Henry Dawson, late of the Cariboo gold fields, was most foully murdered by a robber who made off with his personal possessions and his horse." this was the first of many similar reports during the next ten years.
She told them that she had been bought by MacDonald, who had been overtaken on the road and shot to death by a man named Jim, who fed her and the other girls daily while they were prisoners at the 108 Hotel.
www.historical.bc.ca /murder.html   (1617 words)

 Historic Places - The Register   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
It is also a valuable historic place because it is an excellent example of the legacy of commercial enterprise and settlement associated with travel and transportation along the Cariboo Wagon Road.
Furthermore, the location of Hat Creek Ranch is important because its connection with the Cariboo Wagon Road spurred the development of the roadhouse (Hat Creek House) here.
Hat Creek House is valued as one of the few remaining roadhouses which catered to travelers en route between the interior and coastal regions of British Columbia along the Wagon Road in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
www.historicplaces.ca /rep-reg/affichage-display_e.aspx?Id=2856   (578 words)

 Communities of BC's Thompson Nicola region   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The North Thompson River flows south between the Cariboo mountains to the northwest and the Monashee mountains to the east.
The building of the Cariboo Wagon Road and the CPR railway, formed the foundation of the village that is situated on the steep banks of the Fraser River.
Located on the old Cariboo Wagon Road, this popular spot was a stopping place for miners gathering supplies before heading farther north to the gold fields.
www.barelake.bc.ca /adventure/explore/high_country/cities   (1413 words)

 Gold Rush Trail, Then and Now : Soda Creek to Barkerville Map
He was in no hurry to build a wagon road along the river that would compete with his successful steamers.
Though finally completed in 1865 the Cariboo Wagon road would only be used for a few more years as the main conduit for the flood of humanity following the gold rush, any gold rush.
The Cariboo Wagon road continued to be traveled by miners, dreamers, freight wagons and the BX stage for many more decades.
www.city.quesnel.bc.ca /Museum2004/Grtrail/barker.html   (427 words)

 Jessica Sarai
Back in the late 1800’s, the Cariboo Wagon Road gave a route to the goldfields, which assisted BC financially.
Also, the Cariboo Wagon Road paved the way for other major roads and highways, as it was first commercial highway.
It was truly the Cariboo Wagon Road that allowed the interior of what is now British Columbia to be populated, and allowed many people to bring services to these remote areas and to the miners that were working there.
www.studentcentral.co.uk /jessica_sarai_25136   (470 words)

 Geographic Links to the Carbioo-Chilcotin
The Cariboo area is plateau and mountain country in central BC reaching from Cache Creek to north of Quesnel.
In 1862 and 1863 the Cariboo Wagon Road was surveyed and built bringing the major influx of settlers to the area.
On the Cariboo Wagon Road just north of Cache Creek, it was originally called Riviere aux Chapeaux by the early French Canadians who noticed several hat-like depressions in a large rock beside the creek.
www.rootsweb.com /~bccaribo/geolinks.html   (4226 words)

 Highway 26: On the Gold Rush Trail - Day trip to Barkerville and to Bowron Lake
It was built in 1864 and was used as a road house along the Cariboo Wagon Road.
The forest road is still used by forestry workers and leads 0.3 kilometers to a turnoff (first road to the left) to Lightning Creek Forest Service recreation area, where there is a free campground.
During the time of the goldrush the Cariboo Wagon Road went through here, and this was one of the steepest hills on it.
www.travelworldonline.de /englishversion/barkervilleloop.html   (1033 words)

 One of Canada's earliest roads: the Cariboo - Trans-Canada Highway: Bridging the Distance - CBC Archives
British Columbia's Cariboo Wagon Road literally hung from the Fraser Valley walls, supported by a framework of logs.
This road, from Yale to Barkerville, was built between 1862 and 1865 and was considered one of the greatest engineering feats of the 1800s.
The Cariboo Wagon Road was born, opening up the interior of British Columbia for development.
archives.cbc.ca /IDC-1-73-678-3896/politics_economy/trans_canada/clip1   (613 words)

 District of 100 Mile House - About 100 Mile House
Throughout this gold fever, certain roadhouses, because of their favourable locations along the Cariboo Wagon Road from Lillooet to Soda Creek, grew to be supply points for the gold seekers and the surrounding district.
Today, the South Cariboo consists of a number of small unincorporated communities in the outlying area surrounding the District of 100 Mile House and has a population greater than 20,000.
The South Cariboo is situated in the Central Interior of British Columbia.  The District of 100 Mile House is situated on Highway 97, BC's main arterial north-south route.
www.100milehouse.com   (551 words)

 Living Landscapes
Since the wagon road did not follow the original pack trail Heath and Boyd applied for lot 443 as hay land and built Coldspring House where Coldpring creek crossed the wagon road.
With the Cariboo Wagon road completed, freight rates were far more reasonable and trips to and from the coast could be accomplished in about a week rather than the month or more it used to take over wet, treacherous trails.
It is one of the few surviving, original roadhouses of the Cariboo Wagon road.
www.livinglandscapes.bc.ca /upperfraserbasin/cottonwood/history.html   (1811 words)

 Gold Rush Trail - Travel British Columbia, BCLCA
By 1862 many gold prospectors had reached the Cariboo in the southern interior and as wave after wave of eager gold miners arrived the influx created transportation problems that led to the construction of the Cariboo Wagon Trail by the Royal Engineers.
The Cariboo Wagon Trail was dotted with roadhouses built in areas where grass and water were plentiful and vegetables and crops could be grown.
The roadhouses were named after the mileage along the Cariboo Wagon Road so as you travel Highway 97 north you pass 70 Mile House, 100 Mile House and 150 Mile House.
www.travel-british-columbia.com /tours/Gold-Rush-Trail.aspx   (2957 words)

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 BC Historic Hat Creek Ranch, Cache Creek, British Columbia, Canada
One of the few sections of the original Cariboo Wagon Road is open to the public at Hat Creek Ranch, 11 km north of Cache Creek on Highway 97.
Freight wagons pulled by as many as 16 horses rumbled through the Ranch, carrying mining supplies and settlers' effects to Barkerville and beyond.
The Cariboo Wagon Road bustled between 1885 and 1905.
www.britishcolumbia.com /attractions?id=68   (339 words)

 Barkerville, British Columbia, Canada
West of Barkerville on the Cariboo Highway is the picturesque community of Quesnel, the commercial centre of the North Cariboo, located in a quiet valley at the confluence of the Fraser and Quesnel Rivers, surrounded by beautiful green mountains and lush forests.
This is a classic 275-mile (445-km) ramble through the heart of the Cariboo region, with branch roads that lead west into one of British Columbia's most thinly populated outbacks, Chilcotin country.
The highway runs through Cariboo Country, a region of rolling hills and prairies, thick forests, granite-walled canyons and impressive river valleys, where ranching, logging and mining are the mainstays of the local economy.
www.britishcolumbia.com /regions/towns?townID=3530   (1463 words)

 Barkerville, BC. British Columbia's Cariboo Gold Rush town, Barkerville.
Barkerville, British Columbia, is located at the end of the Cariboo Gold Rush Trail, 89 km (55 mi.) east of Quesnel on Highway 26.
Between 1862 and 1870, over 10,000 people travelled the Cariboo Wagon Road, named the eighth wonder of the world, converging on the gold fields, and the boom-town called Barkerville.
Wells' mine introduced a new era in the history of gold-mining in the Cariboo since there had been little lode mining up to that point in time.
www.bcadventure.com /adventure/explore/cariboo/cities/bark.htm   (703 words)

 Gold Rush Trail, Then and Now : GB Wright and Road Building
Contracted by the government, and subject to inspection by the Royal Engineers, contractors were allowed to collect road tolls for a specified number of years.
Sergeant John McMurphy of the Royal Engineers was the Inspector on Wright's wagon road from Lillooet to Fort Alexandria in 1862 and '63.
After building the Cariboo Wagon Road from Lillooet to Alexandria in 1862 and 1863, he went on to build part of the road between Quesnel and Barkerville in 1864.
www.city.quesnel.bc.ca /Museum2004/Grtrail/pg14d.html   (348 words)

 Spences Bridge area and history
This has been the case since the Cariboo Wagon Road was built by the Royal Engineers between 1862 and 1865.
The Cariboo Wagon Road was built to gain access to the gold fields of the Cariboo, and secondarily, to open up the interior of the province.
The boom was short lived, however, as the new railway made the Cariboo Wagon Road obsolete.
www.logcabinpub.com /sb.html   (739 words)

From the higher edge of this plateau, the Cariboo Wagon Road made a staggering switchback descent to the valley of Kelly Lake, which leads towards Clinton where it meets the newer Cariboo Wagon Road (and today's Highway (97) from Yale via Spences Bridge and Ashcroft-Cache Creek.
The photo you show was the first cable 'car' we had, but it was replaced with a larger one with a hand winch set up in the centre of the 'car', and later had a briggs and stratton engine mounted under the winch.
The man studying the crash is the attending RCMP officer; the school is in the village of Pavilion on the Lillooet-Cache Creek road (then not yet a highway and still pretty much the original Cariboo Wagon Road) and just cross the rail tracks from the Pavilion Store.
www.cayoosh.net /pavilion.html   (1970 words)

 Barkerville, British Columbia. Wells, British Columbia.
Travel in the steps on the Cariboo Gold Rush miners on the Cariboo Wagon Road to the reconstructed historic town of Barkerville and the nearby bustling town of Wells.
Barkerville is located at the end of the Gold Rush Trail, 89 km (55 mi.) east of Quesnel on Highway 26.
Established in the 1930's as a gold mining town, Wells is located 82 km (51 mi.) east of Quesnel on Highway 26 and 8 km (5 mi.) west of Barkerville.
www.bcadventure.com /adventure/explore/cariboo/cities/bwell.htm   (686 words)

 Great road wagon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
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