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Frederick Dally 
The Great Bluff on the Thompson River about 90 miles above Yale 
1870 (ca) 
  
Albumen print 
18.9 x 23.8 cm (image) 
  
The Royal Collection 
RCIN 2368869 
  
 
LL/105240 
  
Photograph of a dirt road, following the contours of the side of a mountain above the Thompson River in British Columbia. On the road is a covered freight waggon, pulled by 10 horses with a single man riding the horse at the front of the waggon.
 
The photograph shows the Cariboo Road which was built during the 1860s to provide a safe and fast transport link for the transportation of gold from the Cariboo mines. The road was initiated by James Douglas (1803-77) who was Governor of British Columbia from 1851 to 1864. Douglas wanted to protect British power in the area which became a pressing issue during the gold rush in the Fraser Canyon area. 
 

 
  
 
  
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