Billy Barker, the creator of Barkerville.

William "Billy" Barker - the town of Barkerville named after the first miner to strike gold in the area.

A Chinese family, who worked long hours into creating Barkerville.

Historic gold rush exhibit aims to identify Chinese workers

A Chinese family, who worked long hours into creating Barkerville.

Sir James Douglas, the first Governor of the colony of BC, was in charge in making the Gold Rush, a success.

James Douglas, Governor of Vancouver Island and British Columbia at the time of the Fraser River and Caribou Gold Rushes.

A Tin Shop located at Barkerville

[Tin Shop Stoves Store in Barkerville] - City of Vancouver Archives

The Old Royal Engineers bridge, connecting the two sides over the Fraser River.

The Old Royal Engineers bridge, connecting the two sides over the Fraser River.

Colonel Moody, who's main job was to provide order in Barkerville.

Colonel Moody and The Port Next Door

Plant hunting in Latin America could be a lonely task. Find out more about the experiences of Wiliam Fawcett, Robert Schomburgk and Richard Celement Moody (pictured).

Many steamships brought miners who were unsuccessful finding gold in California, and transported them to BC, looking for a better result.

steamship - no sails, made it easier to travel up river and to efficiently transport people up and down river. First released in America in 1811

Here is a picture of the Cariboo Road near Yale.

Cariboo Road - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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