Dunlevy, Peter Curran

DUNLEVY, Peter Curran, prospector (b 21 Oct 1834, Pittsburgh, PA; d 15 Oct 1904, Soda Creek). He is credited with making the initial discovery that sparked the Cariboo GOLD RUSH. In the spring of 1859 he was among a party of prospectors looking for GOLD on the FRASER R when they met a SECWEPEMC (Shuswap) man named Baptiste. He led them to Little Horsefly Crk, where they found nuggets in great quantity. It was rumoured that the find was worth $1 million, and when word got out, another rush was...

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