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Pollard's Ranch and Roadhouse
view of valley in Clinton
View of valley in Clinton
Site of Pollard's Cornish Ranch and Roadhouse"

John Pollard arrived in the Cariboo in 1858, where he moved upriver to Lillooet, and pre-empted land with three other men in July and August 1862. Located on lots 245, 246, 247, and 248, G.I.,Lillooet, he acquired more acres later.

Today the Cornish Ranch is bypassed by highway 97 and continues to be operated as a guest ranch. A map of the area made for construction of the Cariboo Highway shows a house and associated farm buildings on lots 256 and 247.

As of 1989, the highway runs to the original road. A three-story farmhouse in good condition stands adjacent to the original wagon road with five other buildings of varying age nearby. The farm is signed "Roadhouse Ranch."
view of valley and Clinton cemetery
View of Clinton cemetery
Site of John Pollard's Grave"

East of the farm, the original wagon road traverses uphill, while the present, secondary road continues along the Clinton Creek Valley. A survey of 1892 showed part of the old Cariboo Wagon Road and buildings at the location.

A new house was built in 1908, and the old houses were located where the present day repair building is. The old house was made of hand hewn logs and had square nails. It is said to have burned down in a fire, thought by some to be an "insurance fire," the 1930's. One of the log cabins was moved back when the new house was built in 1908.
(p16, B.Patenaude;1996).

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