Gold Rush, Omineca

GOLD RUSH, OMINECA, occurred from 1870 to 1872 on the tributaries of the Omineca R in the mountainous North-Central Interior west of WILLISTON RESERVOIR. Having heard exaggerated accounts of a GOLD discovery the previous year on Vital Crk east of TAKLA LK, prospectors began pouring into the area early in 1870. The rush peaked in 1871 when the main camps at GERMANSEN LANDING and Manson Crk swelled with about 1,200 miners. One of the main supply routes ran from the headwaters of the SKEENA R east...

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