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The Lightning Hote; in Stanley, BC

The Lightning Hote; in Stanley, BC
Gold was found in nearby Lightning Creek in 1861 resulting in the towns of Stanley and Van Winkle springing up as part of the Cariboo Gold Rush. Stanley is located in the Cariboo region of British Columbia’s central interior. Stanley can be found by following Highway 26 east from the city of Quesnel. A 45-minute drive along Highway 26 passes by the appropriately named Stanley Road on which the town of Stanley was located.

Stanley once had a sprawling population that surpassed the town of Barkerville at one time due to the gold in the area. Passing by the vicinity one would not even know that there was ever a bristling town full of gold-hungry prospectors and their families. A lone building that is now being renovated is the little visible evidence from the gravel road that there was anything ever there. But just a few steps into the now thick underbrush reveals plenty of evidence of the town of Stanley. An abundance of scrap wood, metal and remnants of buildings can be seen buried in the brush and earth. By the end of the 19th century (1800s), Stanley had a population that surpassed the nearby town of Barkerville; Over half the population of Stanley consisted of Chinese.

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 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
Interesting image and note Gary.
Enjoy your weekend.
3 weeks ago.
 Günter Klaus
Günter Klaus club
Das ist schön,dass das erhalten geblieben ist lieber Gary,sehr interessant ist auch deine Info dazu :))

Wünsche noch ein schönes Wochenende,ganz liebe Grüße Güni :))
3 weeks ago.

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