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The Main Street of Barkerville Historic Town
East of Quesnel, British Columbia, Canada

Barkerville was a gold-mining boom town that sprang up after Billy Barker's discovery of gold in 1862. As with most such towns it faded away when the gold ran out and by 1958 was virtually a ghost town. Luckily the provincial givernment acquired it and has now restored or rebuilt a substantial number of buildings. Costumed interpreters, shops, and performances strive to recreate what life might have been like in Barkerville about 1870.


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Candy Store in Barkerville

Candy Store in Barkerville

A candy store across from the church, near the entrance to Barkerville

Barkerville, British Columbia, Canada

Date photographed: August 17, 2010
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Schoolhouse and Church in Barkerville

Schoolhouse and Church in Barkerville

The Williams Creek Schoolhouse and the Church of Saint Saviour, at the lower end of the main street in Barkerville

Barkerville, British Columbia, Canada

Date photographed: August 17, 2010
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Saint Saviours Church Barkerville

Saint Saviours Church Barkerville

Inside Saint Saviour's Anglican Church in Barkerville

Barkerville, British Columbia, Canada

Date photographed: August 17, 2010
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Main Street in Barkerville

Main Street in Barkerville

The main street in Barkerville, lined with buildings from the 1870's, including stores, hotels, and restaurants

Barkerville, British Columbia, Canada

Date photographed: August 17, 2010
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Stagecoach Rides in Barkerville

Stagecoach Rides in Barkerville

Stagecoach rides around Barkerville Historic Town

Barkerville, British Columbia, Canada

Date photographed: August 17, 2010
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Street Performer in Barkerville

Street Performer in Barkerville

Street performance outside the Nicol Hotel in Barkerville

Barkerville, British Columbia, Canada

Date photographed: August 17, 2010
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Costumed Interpreters in Barkerville

Costumed Interpreters in Barkerville

Costumed interpreters evoke the 1870's in Barkerville Historic Town

Barkerville, British Columbia, Canada

Date photographed: August 17, 2010
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Chinatown in Barkerville

Chinatown in Barkerville

The upper end of Barkerville is an authentic Chinatown

Barkerville, British Columbia, Canada

Date photographed: August 17, 2010
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Chinatown in Barkerville

Chinatown in Barkerville

Barkerville's main street continues through Chinatown and up the valley to the remnants of Richfield

Barkerville, British Columbia, Canada

Date photographed: August 17, 2010
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