Santa Clara Creek
Santa Clara Creek is located about 10 km above Hope.
During the Cariboo gold rush, Santa Clara Creek and the surrounding gold claims were often a scene of uproar and confusion. In this despatch, Douglas illustrates the difficulties of maintaining stability among the gold prospectors in the Santa Clara Creek region; he writes that men are almost out of their senses, and are determined to infringe on the privilege granted to others. I was compelled to issue Injunction notices to Messrs Williams, Burns, and six others, to restrain them from carrying a ditch from Santa Clara Creek on to the bar and flat, and very much interfering with other operations in progress.
No place in British Columbia called “Santa Clara Creek” currently exists. The map outline above highlights a network of creeks draining into the area of Santa Clara Bar, any one of which could be the creek referred to.
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Douglas, James

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Cariboo Region

Hope

The Colonial Despatches Team. Santa Clara Creek. 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/santa_clara_creek.html.

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