Gold Rush! – El Dorado in British Columbia
By Kathryn Bridge
April 2016, ISBN 978-0-660-03141-5
144 pages, 63 images, 15 x 15 cm, paperback
Some say that Western Canada began with the railway. In fact, it began with a gold rush.
Relive the tumultuous days of gold’s discovery in British Columbia’s Fraser Canyon. Travel back to 1858 and meet some of the tens of thousands of fortune-seeking prospectors who dreamed of astonishing finds — like the huge Turnagain Nugget. Find out how the gold rush attracted thousands of miners and entrepreneurs of various social and ethnic origins and forever transformed this once-remote region of the Pacific North West.
Through photographs, artwork and artifacts — including miner’s tools, a real stagecoach and an exquisite gold box carved by Bill Reid — this souvenir catalogue tells the fascinating story of gold’s timeless allure.