BC Historical Books

BC Historical Books

BC Historical Books

Hunting for gold : reminisences of personal experience and research in the early days of the Pacific coast from Alaska to Panama Downie, William, 1819-1894


"Some of my early friends: p. 379-397. William Downie's capabilities as an explorer were officially recognized by Governor Douglas who sent him on various expeditions. Under Douglas' instructions, Downie and J. W. McKay located the Harrison-Lillooet route to the Fraser River gold mines. In 1861 Downie began to mine in the Cariboo; in 1878, or shortly after, he was at the Cassiar mines, and in 1886 he reported to the government on the gold discoveries of the Similkameen country. Downie's B.C. experiences are covered in about one hundred pages of the book." -- Lowther, B. J., & Laing, M. (1968). A bibliography of British Columbia: Laying the foundations, 1849-1899. Victoria, BC: University of Victoria, p. 115.

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