Cariboo Wagon Road

CARIBOO WAGON ROAD was built between YALE and BARKERVILLE to provide access to the CARIBOO goldfields during the rush of prospectors to the area in the early 1860s (see GOLD RUSH, CARIBOO). The road was built by a combination of ROYAL ENGINEERS and private contractors. Construction of the Fraser Canyon section began at Yale, the head of steamboat navigation on the river, in the spring of 1862. Much of the road was blasted out of the sheer rocky sides of the canyon. It crossed to the east side...

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