Barkerville and the Cariboo Goldfields by Richard Thomas Wright
Back of the book blurb: "Barkerville and the Cariboo Goldfields bring to life the development of what is now a national heritage site from its roots as a thriving frontier town carved out of the Cariboo wilderness. From their fortunes to their follies, the people who came to the Cariboo with the single-minded pursuit of finding gold left us something much more valuable—their voices and their stories, which collectively from the basis of this truly fascinating book.
Today Barkerville is thriving once again—this time under the meticulous care of curators and historians who have preserved the town's historical landmarks to create a transporting experience for visitors from all around the globe. Whether you are planning a visit or simply interested in the region's history, Barkerville and the Cariboo Goldfields is the most comprehensive source of detailed information on this heritage site you will find anywhere."