“Mining the Shuswap, part two” by Jim Cooperman

Jim goes for the gold as well in his latest post Mining the Shuswap, part two (Feb 21 2014). Check out the full read!

No discussion of mining in the Shuswap would be complete without a review of the early Cherry Creek gold rush and the succeeding years of both placer and underground mining in and near Cherryville. The story begins as early as 1858, when Louie and Joseph Christien arrived in the valley to settle near where the town of Lumby is today. According to the Christien family records, Louis, along with his friend William Peon discovered gold at Cherry Creek in 1862.

Three years earlier, gold was discovered along …”

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