Construction

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Introduction

Cariboo Road Sections

Yale to Spuzzum

Contracts for Road Builders

Spuzzum to Lytton

Lytton to the junction with road from Lillooet

Lillooet to Fort Alexandria

Quesnel to Barkerville

Bibliography


Introduction

BC ARCHIVES A-00350
Freight Wagons at Great Bluff

The success of the Cariboo gold-fields made it necessary to improve the roads to the Cariboo.

To improve the transportation of supplies to the mines, Governor James Douglas decided to have a road built to the Cariboo.

When the Cariboo Wagon Road was finished, large wagons were able to load freight from the steamers at Yale and carry it all the way to the mines.
BC ARCHIVES A-01722
Richard Clement Moody

As the start of October 1861 Colonel Richard Clement Moody advised Governor Douglas that the Yale to Cariboo route through the Fraser Canyon would be beneficial to the development of the country, and that construction should start at once.
BC ARCHIVES F-07680
Governor Douglas

The Royal Engineers were ordered to map out the best route for the Cariboo Wagon Road. They recommended that the road should be built in sections. They noted some of the problems road builders would face in each section.

Cariboo Road Sections



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