Boston Bar
Boston Bar is a town and a bar that grew during the late 1850s gold rush; both are located on the Fraser River, roughly 10 km north of Hell's Gate. The gold-rush camp bloomed near the Nlaka'pamux (Thompson) village of, or Koia'um—further variations for the name of this village appear in the despatches, for example, Qua-yome, Quayome, and Quaiome.1
Boston Bar was called “Boston Men”, whcih became the local First Nation term for American miners who flocked to the area, rapacious for gold, which was, according to this document, in abundance in the region: 71 ozs of gold dust had been taken out of a claim at Boston Bar near Fort Yale, by three men, in 24 hours.2
Mentions of this place in the documents
Places in this document

Fraser River

Hell's Gate


The Colonial Despatches Team. Boston Bar. 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.

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