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Barkerville in Cariboo Regional District, British Columbia — The Canadian Pacific
 

Cornish Wheel & Pump

 
 
Cornish Wheel & Pump Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 19, 2010
1. Cornish Wheel & Pump Marker
Inscription. This overshot water wheel is 16 feet in diameter. It is modeled after wheels and pumps used in the tin mines of Cornwall. The early miners found that the pay gravel often lay 40 to 100 feet under the surface. The wheels were used to pump the water from these deep workings and also lift gravel to the surface.
 
Location. 53° 3.917′ N, 121° 31.04′ W. Marker is in Barkerville, British Columbia, in Cariboo Regional District. Marker can be reached from Barkerville Highway (Highway 26). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Barkerville, British Columbia BC V0K, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chee Kung Tong Building (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Cariboo Gold Fields (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Richfield Courthouse (approx. 1.4 kilometers away).
 
More about this marker. This marker and waterwheel are located on the grounds of Barkerville Provincial Park
 
Also see . . .  Cornish Wheelhouse demonstration in Barkerville, BC. (Submitted on May 26, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
 
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Cornish Wheel & Pump, marker in front. image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 19, 2010
2. Cornish Wheel & Pump, marker in front.
Cornish Wheel & Pump, marker in front. image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 19, 2010
3. Cornish Wheel & Pump, marker in front.
Photo Displayed on the Marker image. Click for full size.
4. Photo Displayed on the Marker
The Mucho Oro Gold Mining Company, Stout's Gulch, Cariboo, circa 1867.
Barkerville Archives P1275
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 26, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 723 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 26, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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