Talk:Cariboo Gold Rush

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Map coming[edit]

Once I figure out a good basemap, there'll be a map of the goldfields area; for now I guess I might transplant the image on the Cariboo Wagon Road page to here, as it at least shows were Barkerville is. I'm hoping to come up with a good early-period Interior map showing all the rushes and early ranches, and the complexity of the Cariboo goldfield towns as a region seems like it should be an "inset"; similarly for the Fraser Canyon Rush hopefully I can find an old image naming all the "bars" and the various towns of the period. Antler, Bullion, Richfield, Alexandria, and all the rest need context because of the article's text, and also most of them should have stubs/articles one day. This is just notes to myself for later; if someone with good Cariboo maps that are public-domain, or who knows the area and likes to draw maps, reads this let me know and let's collaborate. Ditto with Omineca, Big Bend, Fraser, Boundary, etc.Skookum1 05:02, 23 October 2006 (UTC)

good source for expansion[edit]

Page 110 onwards is a detailed description of strikes and revenues; other chapters of the same book detail other aspects of the rush, including the Cariboo Road; there's a COI problem at Williams Creek (British Columbia) though expansion there using this material would be good; that article needs lots of work, I see this one needs cite-improvement; sorry no time, just pointing to at least one really good resource; there's lots in BC historical literature (more than for hte Fraser Canyon or others, in fact).Skookum1 (talk) 14:02, 14 February 2013 (UTC)

Even more detail can be found in

Gold In Cariboo chapter, A History of British Columbia, R. Gosnell & E.O.S. Scholefield, British Columbia Historical Association (Vancouver 1913) pp. 165-178.Skookum1 (talk) 08:18, 27 November 2014 (UTC)