Asked in Caribou
How did the caribou gold rush change British Columbia?
The Cariboo Gold Rush changed British Columbia and made it a huge tourist attraction. Tourism helped to build up the cities all around. Most towns were able to be renewed and rebuilt because of the rush and tourism. ...
Where can you find good information on California Gold Rush routes?
There were no real " gold rush routes", but people came into San Francisco and took the Sacramento River to Sacramento. From there they headed to the gold rush area above Sacramento. There are still gold rush towns you can visit and the state park of Columbia. Columbia is a preserved gold rush town and you can find more information about this area from the state parks site. There is no charge to visit the area and there are picnic sites...
Asked in California
What is the city closest to where the Gold Rush was?
According to Wikipedia: "The California Gold Rush (1848-1855) began on January 24, 1848, when gold was discovered by James W. Marshall at Sutter's Mill, in Coloma, California." Others can add more details, depending on which gold rush answer you want to post. More info If you are going to visit the gold rush area of CA go to Sonora and Columbia. Columbia is a state park and a restored gold rush town. It is worth a visit and the surrounding area has other gold rush...
Asked in History of India, British Columbia
Who is the first Governor General British Columbia?
The first governor general of British columbia was James Douglas. As the gold rush began to take place, Douglas took the initiative of becoming the leader. Realizing he had no real authority over the colony he took the news back to the British Council who then made him the first legal Governor of Britsh columbia ...
Asked in Australia Gold Rushes
What kind of education did the kids receive during the gold rush era?
In Columbia State Park in CA they have a one room school house used by the children.Families and children came later, though, during the gold rush. Columbia, like most gold rush towns, was a wild and wooly place that only had men looking for gold in the early years of the rush. The towns were no place for children. ...
Asked in History of the United States
Who was Bill Barker of the gold rush?
William "Bill" Barker, (date of birth unknown, but baptized on 7 June 1817 and died on 11 July 1894) was a Canadian prospector and miner who participated in the British Columbia gold rush of the 1850s and 1860s in the Cariboo region of the modern province of British Columbia. On 17 August 1862 Barker made a major discovery which made him a (transiently) wealthy man. The town that sprang up near his strike was called Barkerville, British Columbia, and it is now...