Barkerville and the Cariboo Goldfields

Glen A. Mofford


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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 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.

The Royal Museum Shop is operated by the Royal BC Museum Foundation. All proceeds from the sale of merchandise go directly towards supporting the many fine programs and special events at the Royal BC Museum.

2013, PB, 272 pages

ISBN Richard Thomas Wright

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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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