British Columbia and Yukon Gold Hunters

British Columbia and Yukon Gold Hunters

A History in Photographs

Book - 2015
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Although the 1848 discovery of gold in California was the first bonanza to trigger an invasion of migrants to North America's Pacific Coast, it was relatively short-lived. Soon, grander findings farther north led to an even greater influx of gold hunters. In 1851, a twenty-seven-ounce gold nugget was found on Haida Gwaii, ushering in fifty years of gold fever that brought a wave of Californians to the Fraser River and then farther inland to the gold-laden creeks of the Cariboo.

In this masterful collection of stories, historical images, and handcrafted maps, Donald Waite celebrates the human quest for gold. In addition to the best-known stories of gold hunters--including those who participated in the Cariboo rush to Barkerville and the 100,000 souls who clawed their way toward Yukon--Waite introduces many lesser-known discoveries and characters who became legendary during BC and Yukon's first century.

Publisher: Victoria :, Heritage,, [2015]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781772030778
Branch Call Number: ANF 971.102 WAI
Characteristics: 261 pages : illustrations (some colour), colour maps, portraits (some colour) ; 28 cm
Alternative Title: Gold hunters

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