“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Squamish-Lillooet, British Columbia

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Britannia Mine Museum
1British Columbia, Squamish-Lillooet, Britannia Beach — Britannia Mine
Dr. A.A. Forbes first discovered copper on Britannia Mountain in 1888, leading to the creation of Britannia Mine in 1899. At one time it produced more copper than any mine in the British Commonwealth. Having survived landslide, flood and fire, the . . . Map (db m188024) HM
2British Columbia, Squamish-Lillooet, Lillooet — East Lillooet
In 1942, over 21,000 Japanese Canadians were unjustifiably removed from British Columbia’s coast. Over 300 men, women and children lived in East Lillooet, one of four internment camps in this region. They built 62 wooden shacks, a school and . . . Map (db m187890) HM
3British Columbia, Squamish-Lillooet, Lillooet — Lillooet
Here was the gateway to gold! Yellow gold lined bars of the Fraser and beyond was the lure of the Cariboo. Like a magnet it drew thousands of miners on the long Harrison trail through the Coast Mountains. From this focal point the first Cariboo . . . Map (db m187984) HM
4British Columbia, Squamish-Lillooet, Lillooet — The Old BridgeBuilt in 1913
Since the construction of the ‘Bridge of the 23 Camels’ in 1981, this old span is known as “The Old Bridge” to people in this community. The middle of this wooden suspension bridge is supported by steel cables and has “dead men” embedded in the . . . Map (db m198545) HM
5British Columbia, Squamish-Lillooet, Ogden — Bridge River Gold
The famed Bralorne and Pioneer mines constitute British Columbia's leading gold camp. In the 1860's prospectors from the Fraser River and Cariboo region found gold in the gravel of Bridge River. Hardrock claims were staked in the 1890's. More . . . Map (db m188025) HM
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Mar. 23, 2023