Sunday, 12 August 2007

Pitt River Gold in 1869?

The following little story from the Mainland Guardian, New Westminster, 10 November 1869 gives us an idea where the legend of the bonanza north of Pitt Lake and the "Indian" connection came from.

Discovery of Diggings at Pitt River-- An Indian brought in a good prospect of gold a few days ago which he states he found in a little stream on the north side of Pitt Lake. He has volunteered to lead a party to the place and arrangements are being made for their immediate departure. The event has created considerable excitement in this city.
Source: Donald E. Waite

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