CD: Overland to Cariboo: An Eventful Journey of Canadian Pioneers to the Gold-Fields of British Columbia in 1862


Originally published in 1896, this work was pieced together using the diaries and recollections of Mr. Thomas McMicking, Messrs. George C. Tunstall and Archibald McNaughton (the author's husband). Written in a narrative format, this valuable glimpse of Canadian history provides us with an intriguing historical account of the Overland Expedition of 1862. This is the story of a group of approximately 150 young Canadian speculators who were the first to cross from Canada to British Columbia overland, thus they earned the name 'Overlanders.' They ventured from Montreal to British Columbia through the Hudson's Bay Territory in the hopes of striking gold. The story of this first pass through the vast and hostile terrain, as seen through the eyes of a 19 year-old boy from Montreal, begins with his travels to Fort Garry (now the city of Winnipeg). It describes the dangerous journey across the prairies, the turbulent rapids of the Fraser River, the Rocky Mountains and the Thompson River Expedition. Complete with portraits of several 'Overlanders,' biographical sketches, old photographs, illustrations, a map of the town of Kamloops in 1896, extracts from Sawney's Letters and Cariboo Rhymes, and a new fullname index. This work will make an interesting and valuable addition to all libraries. 

Margaret McNaughton

(1896), 2006, CD Graphic Images, Searchable, Adobe Acrobat, v6, PC and Mac, 178 pp.

ISBN: 9780788421990