Billy Barker,an English prospector famous for being one of the first to find a large amount of gold. Also the founder of Barkerville,which is now a historic town. Although he struck it rich,he died penniless,and was buried in a pauper's grave in Victoria,in 1894.
Hangman's Tree in Lillooet on the Fraser River, Gold Country, Cariboo, British Columbia Hangman's Tree in Lillooet, Fraser River, Gold Country, Cariboo, British Columbia, Canada. Hangman's Tree, located on the benchland overlooking Lillooet, was allegedly used as a gallows during the 1880s gold rush by the hanging judge, Sir Mathew Baillie Begbie. The tree was later cut down and is now lying on its side.