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Images of BC Highway 37, the Stewart-Cassiar

An Explorer's Guide to the Stewart-Cassiar Highway (BC Hwy 37)
A heritage sign at Km 618 describes early gold strikes:
The prospect of quick riches lured hundreds of placer miners to the Cassiar, where gold was discovered first at Dease Creek in 1872. Rich claims were later found at Thibert Creek, and here at McDame Creek. From this creek in 1877 a 72-ounce solid gold nugget was recovered - the largest recorded to date in British Columbia. By 1878 much of the gold had been recovered and the fortune seekers moved on."

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Cassiar Gold Rush heritage sign