Gold Rush, Big Bend

GOLD RUSH, BIG BEND began in 1865 on the banks of the COLUMBIA R, where it reaches its northernmost point and loops back to the south. Prospectors, mainly Americans, made their way to the site by river steamer or overland from SEYMOUR ARM at the head of SHUSWAP LK. Within 2 years the gold petered out and the rush collapsed.

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