the gold rush

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In the decade of the 1860's, the Colony of British Columbia came to the attention of the world. GOLD had been discovered on Fraser's River and in Cariboo - land occupied by Salish and Chilcotin Indians, as well as by fur trappers and traders. The search for gold was a major force in opening British Columbia for settlement and in shaping our landscape, our government and laws. The story of the Cariboo Goldrush is an exciting chapter in the history of Canada.