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The Cariboo Trail: A Chronicle of the Gold-Fields of British Columbia by Agnes C. Laut Foreword by Diana French
Back of the book blurb: "A captivating history of the Cariboo Gold Rush.
Between 1859 and 1871, thousands of miners and prospectors arrived in British Columbia and traveled north and east from the headwaters of the Fraser River with the hopes of finding a fortune. And many did—over the course of twelve years, twenty-five million dollars in gold came from the Cariboo country.
Agnes C. Laut's fascinating and personalized account brings this era to life. With tidbits from conversations with "old-timers" still living on the trail and facts collected on guided trips through the Rocky Mountains, Laut recounts the construction of the famous Cariboo Road and the Overlanders' journey across the width of the continent. She shares details about the techniques and machinery used in the mines, and writes about life in the camps, the period, and the Cariboo region.
Originally published in 1916 and written by on of the few female historians of the time, The Cariboo Trail is a thoroughly enjoyable and integral part of the history of the West."