Cache Creek

CACHE CREEK, village, pop 1,056 (2001), lies at the junction of the TRANS-CANADA and CARIBOO highways (see also ROADS AND HWYS) in the semi-arid southern Interior, 85 km west of KAMLOOPS. It originated during the GOLD RUSH of the 1860s as a stopping point on the CARIBOO WAGON ROAD. Ranching (see CATTLE INDUSTRY), MINING, LOGGING and AGRICULTURE (particularly forage crops and GINSENG) all contribute to the local economy, though much economic activity still depends on passing travellers. It was...

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