Soda Creek

SODA CREEK is located at the head of the upper FRASER R Canyon, 33 km north of WILLIAMS LAKE. It lies at the south end of a 650-km stretch of navigable waterway; during the GOLD RUSH in the 1860s it served as a terminus for PADDLEWHEEL STEAMBOATS carrying prospectors and supplies north to QUESNEL and back. The CARIBOO WAGON ROAD arrived in 1863 when the ROYAL ENGINEERS surveyed a townsite. The arrival of the Pacific Great Eastern Rwy (see BC RAIL) in 1920 brought about the demise of the...

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