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CNHS - Cariboo Wagon Road - Yale, British Columbia, Canada
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member The A-Team
N 49° 33.680 W 121° 25.902
10U E 613412 N 5491041
Quick Description: This plaque is mounted on a large stone near the intersection of Front Street and Albert Street in Yale, British Columbia, Canada.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 11/26/2014 8:45:10 PM
Waymark Code: WMMZ0V
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member BC & MsKitty
Views: 3

Long Description:
The plaque reads:
Constructed between 1862 and 1865 by the colony of British Columbia, this impressive 650 kilometre-long road greatly improved access to the Cariboo gold fields. It began at Yale, head of steam navigation on the Fraser, and was part of Governor Douglas's plan to boost the economy and discourage American competition by drawing traffic through New Westminster. The road vastly reduced shipping costs to the mines and encouraged commerce and settlement in the interior. It also left the colony with a mounting debt, which contributed to British Columbia's decision to join Canada in 1871.
This plaque replaces the original, which had a slightly different inscription and had been irreparably vandalized. This new plaque was rededicated in a ceremony on August 18, 2013.
Classification: National Historic Event

Province or Territory: British Columbia

Location - City name/Town name: Yale

Link to Parks Canada entry (must be on www.pc.gc.ca): [Web Link]

Link to HistoricPlaces.ca: Not listed

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