Victoria Bar
Victoria Bar, referred to in an enclosure to this correspondence as “Fort Victoria Bar”, was located somewhere above Yale, though its precise location is uncertain, presently, and the map location, given above, is approximate.1
Victoria Bar was one among the many bars and gold-mining sites on or near the Fraser River during the 1858-59 gold rush. According to Bancroft, Victoria Bar was disregarded at first, owing to the fineness of [its] gold, along with dozens of other similarly rated bars.2
On Saturday, March 12th, 1859, the British Colonist reported that water ditches were completed at Victoria Bar and Prince Albert Flat, in order to supply the miners there with water.3
Mentions of this place in the documents
Places in this document

Fraser River

Prince Albert's Flat

Yale

The Colonial Despatches Team. Victoria 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. https://bcgenesis.uvic.ca/victoria_bar.html.

Last modified: 2020-12-02 13:40:34 -0800 (Wed, 02 Dec 2020) (SVN revision: 5008)