CLINTON, village, pop 578 (2006), is on the GOLD RUSH road 40 km north of CACHE CREEK at the entrance to the CARIBOOCHILCOTIN. Originally it was part of the territory of the SECWEPEMC (Shuswap) people. A townsite began in 1862 at the junction of the DOUGLAS TRAIL and the CARIBOO WAGON ROAD, the 2 earliest routes to the Interior goldfields. Known as 47 Mile House, Cut Off Valley, or simply The Junction, in 1863 it was named for the retiring British colonial secretary Henry Clinton, fifth Duke...

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