Beaver Lake [settlement]
This settlement was on the northern end of Beaver Lake, which is northeast of Williams Lake in the Cariboo region of central BC. BCGNIS notes that a post office was established there in 1906 and it closed in 1933.1
During the Cariboo gold-rush years it was part of a supply chain by which packers brought supplies as far as Beaver Lake on mules, then transferred to horses for the last 20 miles to the Forks, a gold-camp near Quesnel.2
In this despatch from 1862, Douglas asks Newcastle to call the attention of agriculturists to the price of grain at Williams and Beaver Lake—i.e. 10d a lb for Oats and 1s/3d & 1s/6d a lb for Barley.
Mentions of this place in the documents
The Colonial Despatches Team. Beaver Lake [settlement]. The Colonial Despatches of Vancouver Island and British Columbia 1846-1871, Edition 2.2, ed. The Colonial Despatches Team. Victoria, B.C.: University of Victoria. https://bcgenesis.uvic.ca/beaver_lake_settlement.html.

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