Barkerville and the Cariboo Goldfields

Barkerville and the Cariboo Goldfields

by Richard Thomas Wright
     
 

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The stories of the men and women who dug for gold on Williams Creek are told in this revised and updated edition of a Canadian bestseller.

The legendary town of Barkerville is flourishing today, just as it did more than 150 years ago, but this time under the care of professional and amateur historians. Richard Thomas Wright peels back the pages of history as

Overview

The stories of the men and women who dug for gold on Williams Creek are told in this revised and updated edition of a Canadian bestseller.

The legendary town of Barkerville is flourishing today, just as it did more than 150 years ago, but this time under the care of professional and amateur historians. Richard Thomas Wright peels back the pages of history as he unearths the area’s history and chronicles the fortunes and the follies of gold-rush-era Barkerville. The result of years of around-the-world research, Barkerville and the Cariboo Goldfields brings to life the men and women of the creeks who came in search of gold and left their mark on BC history. Wright mined the archives to bring forth new information on the development of the Cariboo goldfields and nearby places of interest.

Barkerville includes dozens of little-known historical photos and a complete index. It is the best, most comprehensive source of detailed information on this important national heritage site.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781927527078
Publisher:
Heritage House
Publication date:
05/15/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
File size:
5 MB

Meet the Author

Richard Thomas Wright is an historical and outdoors writer and photographer. He has published 22 books and countless magazine and newspaper articles. For several years, Wright has operated the Theatre Royal in Barkerville with Newman and Wright Theatre Co. He now lives in Wells, the heart of gold country, just eight kilometres from Barkerville.

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