Gold fever brought thousands of prospectors seeking gold to the sandbars of the Fraser River and the gold fields of the Cariboo. They needed food and early drovers responded by moving herds of cattle up from Oregon. When the gold rush ended, so did the demand for beef, so these early cattlemen left their herd to multiply and fatten on the interior grasslands. Cattle ranching in BC had begun...
This title features the reminiscences of over 200 "experienced" and current stockmen and ranchers, and a wealth of early ranching photos. The publication is eclectic, in that it includes the reminiscences, activities, ranch building, and general experiences of pioneer stock men. It features all ranching areas of British Columbia, the Similkameen, Okanagan and Nicola Valleys, the Thompson-Kamloops, Cariboo- Chilcotin, Boundary-Kootenay, the North and Peace River, and Colony Farm in the Fraser Valley.