Barkerville: The Town That Gold Built

Description

64 pages
Contains Illustrations, Index
$4.95
ISBN 0-88839-152-8

Publisher

Year

1984

Contributor

Reviewed by Ann Turner

Ann Turner is Financial and Budget Manager at the University of British
Columbia Library.

Review

Every summer thousands of tourists visit British Columbia’s Barkerville Provincial Historic Park and are transported back in time to the gold rush days of the 1860s. The town of Barkerville’s rags-to-riches-to-rags-to-restoration story is the subject of this small book, a recent addition to the Hancock House collection of popular histories. Like its fellows, this volume is abundantly illustrated with original photographs. Many depict the original town of Barkerville, its environs and inhabitants; the restored Barkerville is the subject of others. A careful index helps the reader locate references to the many personalities associated with the town, whose lives made its history the colourful tale it is.

Citation

Harris, Lorraine, “Barkerville: The Town That Gold Built,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed April 20, 2024, https://cbra.library.utoronto.ca/items/show/37616.