They came from China, California, Vancouver and Victoria, and they wanted gold and adventure. Here you will find pictures, letters, maps, and stories from those early years.
"The Granite Creek Town Site is valued because it is the oldest town in the area, as well as being the location of a major placer gold rush in 1885. The discovery of gold at Granite Creek redirected interest in the area from fur trading to mining. Built by miners searching for gold, the town is a testament to early British Columbia mining history."
The purposes of the Granite Creek Preservation Society are:
- To protect the territorial integrity of the Granite Creek site
- To provide an understanding of the importance of the historical, archeological and geological aspects of the Granite Creek site
- To encourage the continued study of the significance of the Granite Creek site
The meeting dates for 2017 are: January 19, February 16, March 16, April 20, May 18, June 15, September 21, October 19, November 16, December TBA.
If you have an interest in the history of the Tulameen valley, mining district,
and Granite Creek
please become a member of the society.