CARIBOO is the name applied to the Interior plateau spreading east of the FRASER R to the CARIBOO MTS and south from just north of QUESNEL to south of CLINTON. (The region is often said to include the CHILCOTIN country west of the Fraser.) The name seems to have originated in about 1860 as a reference to the woodland CARIBOU found in the area. The topography varies from the open ranges of the Fraser benchlands through the undulating PINE and SPRUCE forests of the Quesnel Highlands to mountain...

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