Barkerville: the town that gold built
Barkerville: the town that gold built
Barkerville: the town that gold built
Barkerville: the town that gold built

Barkerville: the town that gold built

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By: Harris, Lorraine
ISBN: 0-88839-152-8
Binding: Trade Paper
Size: 8.5" X 5.5"
Pages: 64
Photos: 55
Illustrations: 3
Publication Date: 1984

PR Highlights: Barkerville today and yesterday.
PHOTO Highlights: Color and B&W photographs throughout.

Description: This book is the story of the people who came to Barkerville,their lifestyles, the town they built and the memories they left for the people of today. Barkerville was named after miner Billy Barker, and once was the largest city north of San Francisco. This book is the story of the people who came to Barkerville, their lifestyles, the town they built and the memories they left for the people of today. The Barkerville of today is a replica of the once-thriving boom town. It is a must-see tourist stop, and this book brings to life the life and times of the town that gold built. It was when Billy Barker made his big gold strike in 1862 that set off a chain reaction in the British Columbia Interior which resulted in Barkerville becoming the largest town north of San Francisco. People from all over the world settled in the area and Barkerville became a log-and-frame building metropolis.