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British Columbia Canada Gazetteer and Business Directory

Ashcroft, Yale District, PO
Cornwall H P, postmaster

Barkerville, Cariboo District, PO, is situated on the west bank of Williams Creek, and distant 560 miles northeast of Victoria, the capital of the colony. It is located in the center of the principal mining camp in the country, and is the most important of its interior towns. Almost all the mining camps embraced within a radius of 20 miles draw their supplies from it. On the 10th of September, 1868, it was totally destroyed by fire within the short space of one hour and twenty minutes, and about $700,000 worth of property consumed. Buildings were immediately recommenced on the still smoldering ashes, and on the advent of the following spring it presented a finer appearance than ever. Many large and valuable buildings have been erected, among which are a Masonic Hall, a Cumbrian Hall, two fine churches, a large theater, hook and ladder and engine house, and a number of fire and frost-proof warehouses. The number of residences is very limited, as the town consists chiefly of store and saloons. Provision has been made for immediately subduing any future outbreak of fire, two large tanks having been constructed in excavations on the hillside, immediately above the town. These tanks are connected by means of strong iron pipes with double hydrants, placed in favorable positions on the main street to command the whole town. A constant supply of water is obtained from a neighboring stream. The present population numbers about 500 inhabitants, nearly half of the same being Chinese. The mines on Williams Creek, in its immediate vicinity, are now almost exhausted; but, inasmuch as it is the common center of the mountain passes communicating with the surrounding mining districts, it will defiantly continue to maintain its present prestige for an indefinite period. The surroundings consist of lofty mountains, covered from base to summit with a dense growth of spruce and pine timber. The hills in close proximity to the town have been denuded, the timber having been consumed for domestic, mining and building purposes. The town was brought into direct telegraphic communication with the world in 1868. The great military road traversing the colony terminates at this place. Weekly stages run to and from Yale. The Cariboo Sentinel, a small but energetic paper, is published weekly.

Allen Richard, agent British Columbia Telegraph Co
Bell Thomas, physician
Bibby John, tinsmith
Borrorston J G, barrister at law
Bowron John, postmaster, and provincial government agent
Byrnes George, commission agent
Cameron William, blacksmith
Cariboo Sentinel. Robert Holloway, proprietor
Chip J, drugs and medicines
Cohen & Hoffman, dry goods and clothing
Cunio N, liquor saloon
Davie A E B, barrister at law
Goodson _____, restaurant
Government Assay Office, W Hitchcock, superintendent
Holloway Robert, proprietor Cariboo Sentinel
Hudson Bay Co. general merchandise
Kelly Andrew, hotel
Langdon W, liquor saloon, and tailor
Lipsett Robert, liquor saloon
Manetta P, general merchandise
Mason & Daly, restaurant
McDermott H, liquor saloon, and restaurant
Meachem & Nason, lumber dealers
Morris G M, agent Bank. British North America
Moses W D, barber
Murray John, carpenter
Nathan _____ Mrs, liquor saloon
Newfelder & Co, general merchandise
O'Neil C P, blacksmith
Park Joseph, barrister
Paulson Charles, general merchandise
Pearson E & Bro, tinsmith
Pendola A, general merchandise
Ronnie W, shoe maker
Shepherd G L, shoe maker
St. Lawrent Joseph, carpenter
Thompson C L Rev, clergyman (Wesleyan)
Tistrer, I B, agent Bank British Columbia
Todd J H, general merchandise
Van Volkenburgh & Co, butchers
Walker Samuel, restaurant

Big Bend, mining district, situated on the big bend of the Columbia River. The mines in this section were discovered in 1865, but they have always been of a limited and unimportant character. It is in the region of the Kootenay, as the mining region of the upper Columbia is usually termed, in the southeastern portion of the Province, and awaits the coming of the Canadian Pacific Railway to bring population to the broad prairies, and to develop the mineral wealth.

Boston Bar is situated in the Big Canon of the Fraser River, about midway between Yale and Lytton, and distant about 205 miles from Victoria. This village derived its origin from the discovery of gold in the Fraser River, the bar in its vicinity having proven exceedingly rich. It is now mainly supported by the traffic to and from the gold mines of Cariboo.

Bridge Creek is the center of a fine grazing district, distant about 366 miles from Victoria.

Burrard Inlet, New Westminster District, PO, is situated about nine miles from New Westminster, and about ninety miles from Victoria. Large and important lumber mills have been in active operation in this place for years, exporting large quantities of lumber and spars annually to Australia, New Zealand, England, and various other places. The Inlet is a safe and capacious harbor, and vies with Esquimault for the supremacy. It is believed by many that it will be the Pacific terminus of the proposed New Dominion Transcontinental Railroad. Daily stages run to and from New Westminster.

Deighton John, hotel
Fernandes G, dry goods, and groceries
Hastings Saw Mill Co, lumber manufacturers
Hughes J C, notary public
Jones & Mannion, hotel
McCrimmon A, hotel
Michaud M, post master, and hotel
Moody, Nelson & Co, lumber manufacturers
Raymur J A, justice of the peace
Rogers Jeremiah, justice of the peace

Cache Creek, Yale District, PO 110 miles north east of Yule
Campbell James, postmaster, general merchandise, and express agent

Cariboo. (See Barkerville, Dog Creek, Dunkeld, Keithley Creek, Omineca, One Hundred and Fifty mile House, Quesnelle, Quesnelle Forks, Skeena, Soda Creek, and Van Winkle.

Cameronton, Cariboo District, PO address Barkerville
Rogers & Wilson, general merchandise

Chemainus, Vancouver District, PO, is a settlement on Horse Shoe Bay, an indentation of the east coast of Vancouver Island in the municipality of North Cowichan, to which it sends one member of the Council. It is fifty miles north of Victoria, and eighteen miles south of Nanaimo. The Bay constitutes a flue harbor, and is visited by shipping fur its lumber, and for its superior spars and other ship timbers. In the vicinity is a large area of good farming land, some of which is successfully cultivated. Trout abound in the streams, and the usual swarms of fish are found in the salt water, but are allowed to swim unmolested.

Askew Thomas G, postmaster, lumber manufacturer, and general merchandise

Chilliwack, New Westminster District, PO
Garner K C, postmaster
Miller David, general merchandise

Clinton, Lillooet District, PO, distant 314 miles from Victoria, is situated at the junction of the Lillooet and Yale trunk roads, forty-six miles from Lillooet, on Fraser River, and 136 miles from Yale. Altitude, 2,972 feet. The secluded valley in which it is situated is very fertile, and produces good crops of the hardier kinds of cereals. The occasional visitation of early frosts is inimical to the successful cultivation of wheat, although crops are raised in various parts of the valley every year. The products of the adjacent farms add materially to its welfare, and combine with the general road traffic to make it a very lively and prosperous village. It contains a saw and gristmill, worked by water power, two commodious hotels, five stores, two of which are owned by Chinese, and various shops, telegraph, express and post office. The population is about 100, nearly half hang Chinese.

Arnold S A, blacksmith
Chenhall John, hotel, and butcher
Derdenger E, blacksmith
Foster F W, general merchandise
Fuller William, shoe maker
Harper Brothers, proprietors Clinton Flour Mills
Marshall Thomas (i, hotel
Maxfield James, carpenter
McCully John, blacksmith
McLellan C N, blacksmith
McMillan _____, shoe maker
Mundorf Jacob, hotel (12 miles from Clinton)
Murie James, lumber manufacturer
Nelson Uriah, general merchandise
O'Connor M, agent Barnard's Express, and telegraph operator
Pope C E, postmaster, and government agent
Head John L, carriage and wagon maker
Sanders E H, judge county court
Saul & Rogers, hotel, and cattle dealers (Cariboo Road)
Stewart A F, carpenter
Wycott William W, general merchandise

Comiaken, Vancouver District, PO address, Cowichan

Ordano G B, general merchandise

Comox, Vancouver District, PO, is a small farming settlement on the eastern coast of Vancouver Island, distant about 90 miles north of Victoria. Valuable and extensive beds of anthracite coal have been discovered in this basin, but as yet remain undeveloped. The soil is exceedingly fertile and highly productive, and the geniality of the climate is unsurpassed; but, on account of the apathy of the settlers, the area of land under cultivation is very limited. The Victoria and Nanaimo steamer calls once a month.

Hudson Bay Co, general merchandise
Pryce C, physician
Rodello Joseph, postmaster, and general merchandise
Willemar J X Rev, clergyman (Episc)

Cowichan, Vancouver District, PO 40 miles north of Victoria, is situated at the mouth of the river of the same name. The Cowichan Valley, which extends for about 40 miles into the interior, is considered to contain the most valuable and most extensive agricultural lands on the Island. The soil is capable of producing all kinds of cereals and an unlimited variety of fruit. The valley was first settled in 1862, and since that period has steadily advanced in material prosperity, although the occupancy of a large portion of it by an Indian tribe retards improvement. The white population numbers about 500, mostly engaged in farming, and so peaceable and law-abiding are they that no lawyer finds business among them, and so healthy is the region that no other physician than a mid-wife resides in their midst. Three churches are maintained, the Roman Catholic, Church of England, and Wesleyan. Steamer communication is had with Victoria and Nanaimo, the steamer touching at Harris' Landing, South Cowichan, Quamichan, Comiaken, Beaumonts, on Maple Bay; Chemainus, and other landings in the vicinity. The forests of the region are abundant and grand, and coal mines in the neighborhood add to the resources of the section. Hopes are entertained of the construction of a railroad between Victoria and Nanaimo, which is thought only a question of time, as the interests of the country demand it.

Harris Samuel, postmaster, general merchandise, and hotel
Holmes D Rev, clergyman (Episc)
Kinnear James, general merchandise
Lomas W H, teacher
Matthewson A, teacher
Rondeault P Rev, clergyman (R C)
Sexsmith W V Rev, clergyman (Wesleyan)

Dog Creek, Cariboo District, PO
Wycott William, postmaster

Douglas, is a picturesque little town, situated at the head of Douglas Lake, and distant 180 miles from Victoria. The first trunk road constructed to the Cariboo country starts from this point, which is the head of steamboat navigation of the Harrison River, a tributary of the Fraser River. It was originally in a very prosperous condition, all the traffic to the mines passing through it; but the opening of the road through the valley of the Fraser from Yale sealed its doom, and it is now almost entirely deserted. The beautiful lake, fronting the town, is surrounded by steep and lofty hills, clothed to their summits with thick forests of cedar and Douglas pine, which, although at present worthless, will eventually become invaluable.

Duck & Pringles, Yale District, PO
Duck James, postmaster

Dunkeld, Cariboo District, PO
Chalet L, general merchandise, and liquor saloon
Fairbrother & Co, liquor saloon
Graham A, postmaster, general merchandise, and justice of the peace
Sterling William, general merchandise

Esquimault, Victoria District, PO the British North Pacific naval station, is a small and quiet village, situated on the eastside of Esquimault harbor, and distant 3 miles from Victoria. This harbor is considered to be the best sheltered on the Pacific Coast, and is sufficiently large to afford protection to the entire British Navy. Vessels bound for Victoria, drawing over sixteen feet of water, are generally lightened at Esquimault. The harbor always contains a detachment of the British North Pacific squadron, from which the town derives its chief support. A large and commodious hospital for the benefit of the fleet is built adjoining the town.

Arthur W, liquor saloon
Bland James, hotel (Esquimault Road)
Boughner Walter, hotel (Esquimault Road)
Calvert P, liquor saloon (Parson Bridge)
Doran John, liquor saloon (Esquimault Road)
Dunston W, liquor saloon
Everett F, liquor saloon (Esquimault Road)
Fisher William, justice of the peace
Gribbell V B Rev, clergyman
Howard John T, postmaster, and hotel
Hudson Bay Co, general merchandise
Martin Thomas, liquor saloon (Esquimault Road)
Selleck W, liquor saloon
Thomas A, liquor saloon (Esquimault Road)
Tugwell Thomas, general merchandise
Whittaker Richard, hotel (Esquimault Road)
Whittingham E A, liquor saloon
Wilby H, general merchandise
Williams F, liquor saloon

Forks of Quesnelle (See Quesnelle Forks)

Gladstonville, PO address, Van Winkle, situated at the junction of Chisholm and Lightning Creeks, in a new and promising town which has sprung up through the rich discoveries of gold in Lightning Creek, and the consequent general increase of mining operations in that locality.

Granville, New Westminster District, PO
Clark J A, hotel
Harvey Henry, postmaster
McCrimmon A, hotel

Grouse Creek, Cariboo District, PO address, Barkerville
Kelley A, liquor saloon
McAllinden & Co, general merchandise
O'Neil C P. blacksmith
Rogers L A, general merchandise

Hankin Thomas, general merchandise

Hope, Yale District, PO, situated 80 miles from New Westminster, and 12 miles below Yale, on the road to Kootenay. In the early history of the gold mines of the Fraser, it occupied the position of the most important town in the colony, but for some years was almost deserted. The recent discovery of silver in the immediate vicinity promises to restore the town to its former, if not greater prosperity. The trail to the Kootenay country commences at this point. Steamboats passing to and from Westminster to Yale, stop to deliver or receive mails, freight and passengers.

Bower J A, lumber manufacturer
Cooper H, lumber manufacturer
Dewdney Walter, surveyor
Galloway Charles, liquor saloon
Glennie _____, Mrs, teacher
Hudson Bay Co, general merchandise
Letbridge ____ Mrs, teacher
Walker H S, lumber manufacturer
Wirth John G, postmaster, and general merchandise

Horse Shoe Bay, Vancouver District. (See Chemainus)

Kamloops, Yale District, PO

Hudson Bay Co, general merchandise
Mara & Wilson, general merchandise
McKenzie ____, agent Barnard's Express
Wilson William B, postmaster

Keithley Creek, Cariboo District, PO
Vieth G. A, postmaster
Vieth & Borland, general merchandise

Kootenay, Kootenay District, PO, a mining town on the Kootenay River, near the Rocky Mountains, 760 miles from New Westminster, and 851 miles from Victoria. This is in the basin of the Upper Columbia, a region of unknown resources, very favorable for grazing purposes, and believed to be rich in minerals.

Foquet _____ Rev, clergyman (R C)
Galbraith R L, ferry proprietor, and trader
Heeley William, liquor saloon
Hicks Eliza K, general merchandise
Marquet Loon, hotel
Milby William C, postmaster
Montgomery John, general merchandise
Staeven John, general merchandise
Weed A G, lumber manufacturer

Lac La Hache, Lillooet District, PO, a trading post between Lytton and Quesnelsmouth, 327 miles from New Westminster, is at the head of Lac La Hache, a small lake, the source of the San Jose River that runs westerly into the Fraser. The surrounding country is well covered with grass and forests, and is well adapted to grazing and farming. Gannon P, postmaster

Lake Town, Cassiar, is the headquarters of the Cassiar District, and the starting point for the mines of Deloire, Dease and Liard Rivers, in the distant northeastern part of the Province. Rich paying bars have been found on those streams, where miners have made from one to three ounces per day, working with a rocker. McCullough's Bar, Quartz Creek, and McDames Creek, are mining localities, situated from 250 to 325 miles northeast of Lake Town.

Langley, New Westminster District, PO, is on the left bank of Fraser River, 100 miles northeast of Victoria, on the line of the new trunk road from New Westminster to Yale, and is in the midst of a fine agricultural and grazing country. Extensive fisheries of salmon are established on the banks of the river, and the surrounding country abounds in game of great variety, making it a very choice resort for the sportsman. The river is here navigated by steamers, which, with the various stage lines, and telegraph, render communication with the world convenient.

Burr W H, teacher
Chellew .Jethro, contractor
Clarke James A, civil engineer
Couthard J C, justice of the peace
Cromarty _____, cooper
Freeman George, fish packer
Gibbs W W, postmaster
Hudson Bay Co, general merchandise
Johnston P, carpenter
McDonald Colin, carpenter
McLellan E J, contractor
Morrison K, grain
Robertson S, fruit
Tallerdeaux X, shoe maker
Taylor J, blacksmith
Toole W, contractor

Lillooet, Lillooet District, PO, is situated on one of the benches of the right bank of the Fraser River, distant about 250 miles from Victoria. It was formerly a lively and thriving mining town, but retains little of its former prosperity. Some valuable agricultural land exists in the neighborhood, upon which good crops of wheat and vegetables are raised, the former product giving employment to two water-power grist mills.

Brown W, hotel
Budwig E, general merchandise
Cole Thomas, hotel
Crozier J, flour manufacturer
Cullen P, general merchandise
Eastman F, harness and saddlery
Ferguson A B, express
Foster F W, general merchandise
Latero L, hotel (Eight-Milo House)
Leo W, Pavilion Mills
Ordini J, general merchandise
Schubert Mrs, hotel
Smith A W, postmaster, government agent, and general merchandise
Spellman Thomas, liquor saloon
Tinker George, general merchandise
Tynon E, general merchandise

Lytton, Yale District, PO, distant 237 miles from Victoria, is situated at the confluence of the Thompson and Fraser Rivers. The latter river here enters the Cascade Range of Mountains, whose lofty peaks are crowned with eternal snow. A little mining is still conducted on the bars and benches of the Fraser and Thompson, in the vicinity, but it is principally supported by the Yale-Cariboo traffic, and the trade of the various tribes of Indians in the district. It occupies a very exposed position on an elevated bench, and on account of the high winds prevalent at some seasons of the year, similar to the San Francisco trade winds, as they break through the mountain range in this part of the Fraser Valley, it is anything but a desirable place of residence. It is in regular communication with Victoria via Yale, by means of stage and steamboat.

Blatchford H, blacksmith
Boucherat Jules, general merchandise
Boyd John, postmaster
Buie A L, general merchandise
Chapman James, flour manufacturer
Clapperton J W, hotel
Coxon George, general merchandise, and Government agent
Featherstone ____, physician
Good J B Rev, clergyman (Episc)
Hautier Louis, hotel
Kilroy Patrick, butcher
McPhillips I, general merchandise
McWha W, livery stable
Pritchard J, general merchandise
Smith George, butcher
Sproat Robert, hotel
Weston John, shoemaker

Maple Bay, Vancouver District, PO 52 miles north of Victoria, is one of the settlements of the municipality of Cowichan which is 12 miles distant, and the village is known as Beaumont's Landing. Steamers plying on the Gulf of Georgia between Victoria and Nanaimo, touch here weekly.

Beaumont William, postmaster, general merchandise, and hotel

Moodyville, New Westminster District, PO
Milligan D S, postmaster
Moody, Nelson & Co, lumber manufacturers, and general merchandise

Nanaimo, Vancouver District

New Westminster, New Westminster District

Nicola Lake, Yale District, PO
Clapperton John, postmaster

O'Kanagan, Yale District, PO
O'Keefe C, postmaster

O'Kanagan Mission, Yale District, PO
Bodrie Pierre, clergyman (R C)
Brant Frederick, flour manufacturer
Grandere ____, clergyman (R C)
Le Quinn Eli, postmaster, and general merchandise
Postill Alfred, flour manufacturer
Postill Edward, flour manufacturer
Postill William, flour manufacturer

Omineca, Cariboo District, PO
Girod P, general merchandise
Page Francis, postmaster, and government agent

One Hundred and Fifty Mile House, Cariboo District, PO
Cook G W, postmaster

Quamichan, Vancouver District, PO address, Cowichan
Bourdot Peter, general merchandise, and flour manufacturer

Quesnelle, Cariboo District, PO, is located on the north bank of the Quesnelle River, at the junction of that stream with the Fraser, 500 miles from Victoria. This town is the present head of steamboat navigation on the Upper Fraser, and enjoys the monopoly of the business of storage and transmission of goods intended for the Cariboo mines. The climate is exceedingly mild and healthy throughout the year. The soil in the vicinity is very fertile, and a large quantity of land is cultivated annually, for the purpose of raising farm produce for the mines, where a good market is always obtained. A little mining is still carried on, chiefly by Chinese, along the banks of the Fraser and Quesnelle Rivers. During the summer season weekly steamers run to and from Soda Creek, sixty miles lower down the Fraser River, and weekly stages connect with Barkerville, in the Cariboo mines, 60 miles northeasterly.

Barlow Abraham, justice of the peace
Barnard & Co, proprietors Barnard's Express
Bohanon S H, butcher
Boyd John, hotel
Brown & Gillis, hotel
Brousseau A, liquor saloon
Carson Alfred, blacksmith
Cohen & Hoffman, general merchandise
Duhig D D, liquor saloon
Elmore George, general merchandise
Elmore M P, general merchandise
Girod John, general merchandise
Hannington M, surveyor
Hudson Bay Co, general merchandise, and fur dealers
Jarvis E W, surveyor
Johnson P L, restaurant
Kerr James H, brewery
Reid James, general merchandise, and forwarding
Robertson Duncan, blacksmith
Stone James, postmaster, and telegraph operator
Sylvester R, express, and mail agent
Wallace Alexander, hotel (Thirteen Mile House)
Williams Errick, carpenter

Quesnelle Forks, Cariboo District, PO, is in the southern portion of the Cariboo region, and is at the junction of the south and north forks of the Quesnelle River, which thence flows northwest to the Fraser. The population of the town is about 300, being mostly Chinese, who carry on quite a large business, many in the neighborhood being engaged extensively in stock-raising and farming. This is in latitude 52° 40', and longitude 121° 30' west. The south fork of the Quesnelle has its source in Quesnelle Lake, a large sheet of water about ninety miles in length, with branching arms that give it greater extent. Formerly the main route to the Cariboo mines was through this place, but the construction of the road via Quesnelmouth changed the travel. Gold is found in every direction, but the country being difficult of access is not mined much at present.

Barry W P, postmaster, and bridge proprietor
Hare Oliver, government agent

Richfield, Cariboo District, PO address, Barkerville, from which place it is only one mile distant, is situated on Williams Creek, Cariboo. The first and richest discoveries of gold on the creek were made immediately below this town. The neighboring mines are almost all worked upon the hydraulic principle, and yield largely every year, giving fair promise also of continuing to do so for an indefinite period. The only quartz-crushing mill (four stamps) existing in the colony, has been erected within half a mile above this town, and is worked by steam power in connection with a sawing and planing mill. Richfield contains the court house and district jail, and occupies a greater altitude than any other town in the colony, being over 4,700 feet above the level of the sea. The climate is very severe during the winter, but warm and pleasant during the summer season.
(See Barkerville)

Salt Spring Island, Vancouver District, PO
Parry T C, postmaster

Skeena, Cariboo District, PO
Hankin Thomas, postmaster

Soda Creek, Cariboo District, PO, steamboat landing, 443 miles from Victoria, is located on the east bank of the Fraser. An extensive farming district exists in the neighborhood, and large quantity of the flour now consumed in the upper country is obtained from wheat grown in the district and ground at the two grist mills located at this place. Connected with Quesnelmouth by weekly steamer line, and with Yale by regular weekly stages.

McLeese Robert, postmaster
Dunlevy F U, general merchandise

Somenos, Vancouver District, PO
Kier A H, postmaster

Sooke, Vancouver District, PO
Muir Michael, postmaster

Spencer's Bridge, Yale District, PO
Murray John, postmaster

Sumas, New Westminster District, PO, is a promising settlement on the prairie of the same name, fronting on the south bank of Fraser River, and running south to a range of mountains near the U. S. boundary, a part of the Sumas prairie running to the U, S. line. This pan has the settlement of York, and is connected by wagon road with the towns of Nooksachk and Whatcom, in Washington Territory. Sumas is entirely agricultural excepting one store, the post office, and the steamer landing on the river, as places of business. A commodious school house, a Methodist Church and parsonage, are the only public buildings. A fine grist mill supplies the community with hour.

Miller D W, postmaster, and general merchandise
Burr ____ Miss, teacher

Telegraph Creek, Cassiar
Hockin At Eraser, forwarding and commission, restaurant, and liquor saloon

Van Winkle, Cariboo District, PO, 550 miles from Victoria, is situated at the confluence of Van Winkle and Lightning Creeks, and is the center of that mining district. In 1802 it was a promising and prosperous town, about 2,000 men being engaged in mining on the creeks and gulches in its vicinity. The failure at that time to prospect Lightning Creek, on account of the difficult nature of the ground, caused the town to decline, but recently it has revived, and now has a population of about 300, of whom but 12 are women. Twelve claims, or companies, are engaged in mining, of which the Spruce Point, Van Winkle, Victoria, and Vancouver, are paying fair dividends, the others still prospecting under great difficulties, owing to the abundance of water in the ground, and the depth of the channel. The opening of these claims usually costs from $30,000 to $40,000. The yield of gold from the creek is about $12,000 per week during the season. The climate is very good and healthy, though the winters are long, snow lying over five months, and the thermometer ranging as low as 40° below zero. The stage between Yale and Barkerville passes through the town.

Austin John, liquor saloon, and boarding
Bates A S, butcher, and general merchandise
Beedy & Townsend, general merchandise, and liquor saloon
Bendixen, Mdme, liquor saloon
Bilsland A W, carpenter
Bilsland W, millwright
Booth K, carpenter
Burton Thomas, blacksmith
Cooper & Brown, liquor saloon
Dodd W, liquor saloon
Evans John, mining surveyor
Fletcher & McNaughton, general merchandise
Harper E, carpenter
Hough Richard, engineer
Housman W H, liquor saloon, and boarding
Hyde George, hotel
Langen W, liquor saloon
Lindsay Alexander, postmaster, and telegraph operator
Mahrer John, liquor saloon, and bakery
Maury W, liquor saloon
McDermott H, liquor saloon
Millross W, painter
Montgomery J, blacksmith
Morgan Harry, liquor saloon
Morris G M, agent Bank British North America
O'Hare F, dairyman
Peebles John, blacksmith, and brass foundry
Robertson John, blacksmith
Semple Robert, engineer
Smith Samuel, general merchandise
Van Volkenburg J, butcher

Victoria, the capital of British Columbia

Wellington Mine, Vancouver District
Akenhead Walter, boarding
Harvey James, general merchandise

Williams Creek (See Barkerville)

Yale, Yale District, PO, is situated at the head of navigation on the Lower Fraser, ISO miles from Victoria, nestling in a secluded position at the foot of the lofty and precipitous mountains of the Cascade Range. The surrounding scenery is exceedingly wild, majestic and romantic. It is at this point that the great military road which winds through the Big Canon of the Fraser commences, the completion of which made it a successful rival of Douglas. Its superiority for the transhipment of goods to the gold mines of Cariboo has secured to it all the forwarding business, and steamers are employed in carrying freight and passengers to it twice a week during the summer time. As the river freezes during the winter time, the communication with New Westminster is very irregular. Hill's Bar, about half a mile below the town, was one of the richest bars on the Fraser River in 1858, and continues to be worked up to the present time by Chinamen. Weekly stages leave this place for Cariboo. The present population numbers about 125 inhabitants.

Bailey & Lawrence, forwarding and commission, and general merchandise
Barnard & Co, express, and mail contractors
Bristol J G, mail contractor
Burr J AV, harness and saddlery
Claire Peter, merchant
Delatre C Miss, hotel
Dodd William, agent Barnard's Express
Douglas Benjamin, postmaster, justice of the peace, and harness maker
Elliott H. liquor saloon
Hudson Bay Co, William Harvey, agent, general merchandise
Kimball & Gladwin, forwarding, and commission merchants
Louttet Robert, blacksmith
Macdonald W R, liquor saloon
Maharry AV W, carpenter
Mayes W C, liquor saloon
McDougall ____ Miss, teacher
McQuarrie D, shoe maker
Nelson M, forwarding, and commission
Oppenheimer Bros, general merchandise, and forwarding
Pearson Bros, express
Peak Edwin, carpenter
Pleace Alfred, telegraph operator
Rush Malvin, painter, and paper hanger
Seator David, proprietor water works
Stevenson George, blacksmith
Stott, James & Co, blacksmiths, and wagon makers
Tuttle, Guy, hotel and butcher 

Pacific Coast Business Directory | British Columbia Index

Source: Pacific Coast Business Directory for 1876-78, Compiled by Henry G. Langley, San Francisco, 1875.


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