OVERLANDERS were GOLD seekers from Ontario who trekked across the western Interior to the CARIBOO between 1858 and 1862. Most of them were young men of limited means who hoped to make their fortunes in the GOLD RUSH. The largest group made the crossing in 1862. Members gathered at the Red River Settlement in Manitoba, and the first group of about 150 people, led by Thomas McMICKING, set out early in June. Two smaller groups followed. The main party's only woman, Catherine SCHUBERT, travelled...

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