The town of Richfield was born in 1862, named for the rich gold claim found at that part of Williams Creek by a miner named Bill Cunningham. Richfield was like a modern day banking town which included a branch of the Bank of British Columbia and the Bank of British North America. In the end not many miners got rich in Richfield, and they soon left for more promising places - like nearby Barkerville.
  • 1. G. Basque, British Columbia Ghost Town Atlas (Langley: Sunfire Publications Ltd, 1982), 20.
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The Colonial Despatches Team. Richfield. 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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