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Gold discovered on the Fraser River in British Columbia

Oregon, Washington Territory, Idaho, Western Montana, and British Columbia, 1860, zoomable map
05/01/1858
Gold was discovered near the Fraser River in British Columbia. This caused a massive influx of prospectors, especially from the California goldfields. This, in turn, later caused tensions that lead to violence and the British moving swiftly to place the governance of the new province on a firmer footing. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Charlton Thomas Lewis, Joseph H. Willsey, Harper's Book of Facts: A Classified History of the World; Embracing Science, Literature, and Art (New York: Harper & Brothers, 1895), 140.

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