BC’s Gold Rush

BC’s Gold Rush

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Gold Mountain Dream: Chinese Canadian Experiences of the BC Gold Rushes.

At the start of the Fraser River gold rush 1858, the first large group of Chinese people came to BC. They were in search of ‘Gold Mountain’, a fabled land of promise, opportunities and wealth. These miners were known back in China as ‘Gold Mountain Sojourners’. Look through this collection of artifacts to try and find out what life must have been like for a ‘Gold Mountain Soujourner’.

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