Port Douglas

PORT DOUGLAS, an abandoned townsite at the head of HARRISON LK, was established in 1858 next to the ST'AT'IMC (Lillooet) village of Xa'xtsa, when construction began on the DOUGLAS TRAIL. As long as the trail was busy the town flourished as the terminus for steamboats operating on the lake. In its heyday it had 5 hotels and an ANGLICAN CHURCH. On 6 Dec 1859 the first hanging in BC took place here, when an aboriginal man named Wichtakuch was executed for murder. By the mid-1860s the CARIBOO WAGON...

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