Barkerville, British Columbia, Canada

The other night I was browsing through some of our old photo albums and what should fall out but some old pictures of a graveyard in British Columbia Canada! Mr. Ed and I took the pictures about 25 years ago on a camping trip, put them in our album and stashed it on a bookshelf. What fun to see the pictures again and relive a great camping trip where among other things we had a black bear come into our camp, and Mr. Ed had to scare it away with a firecracker….. But that’s a story for another day.

We were camping near the Town of Barkerville, British Columbia about 55 miles east of Quesnel, B.C. Barkerville was founded in 1862 and named after Billy Barker who discovered the mother lode of gold in the area. It’s known as “The Gold Capital of British Columbia and is located in heart of the Great Cariboo Gold Rush area.

If you’d like to learn more about Barkerville Historic Town visit their Website at:

http://www.barkerville.ca/newindex/index03.html

Here’s our own little “gold rush” of pictures of Barkerville and its Graveyard:

Barkerville

 

Entrance to Barkerville Historic Park

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Grave of W.F. Davidson, Native of Wales

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William Phillips, Died at an Early Age

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The Cemetery is on a little hillside

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Downtown Barkerville

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Barkerville’s Church

Susan J. Edminster, Granite Falls, Washington, June 5, 2009, All Rights Reserved

Pictures are the sole property of Susan J. Edminster

 

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