Roadhouse Proprietors


Index of People

First Nations Gallery

59 Mile House
70 Mile House
108 Mile House
118 Mile House
122 Mile House
127 Mile House
137 Mile House
141 Mile House
150 Mile House

Ashcroft Manor
Beaver Pass House

Hat Creek

Pinchbeck Ranch
Pollard's Cornish Roadhouse

Other People


Pinchbeck Ranch

William Pinchbeck
Born in Yorkshire, England, Pinchbeck and two brothers had come to California in 1849 to mine, and ended up operating a hotel in San Francisco. After deciding that the Fraser River rush was more hype than reality, the brothers moved to Victoria and William joined the new police force in the city. In 1860, now settled at Williams Lake, Pinchbeck was named Chief Constable to the Gold Commissioner, Philip Nind, and given the responsibility of maintaining the peace in the region. He married an Aboriginal woman soon after arriving in the area, and started a family. His children were nearly grown when he went on a trip to England in 1884; on his return he was accompanied by a new bride, seventeen years his junior, and his sister and her family. When he died in 1893, he was in debt due to a loan he had taken, and his wife returned from one of her frequent trips to England to find that the property had been seized.

Hat Creek House Pollard's Cornish Roadhouse

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