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near Agassiz

in 1858 gold was discovered along the Fraser River, and prospectors, mostly American, flooded protect British interests in the area, the governor declared the region an official English colony named British Columbia, thwarting US expansionist ambitions...the gold ran out, but not completely...even today a few optimistic souls still pan for it along the side-eddies and sand bars of the river

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Danad10-May-2024 14:57
Amazing image like a journey in the past ! I cannot imagine such scene nowadays...
Charlene Ambrose10-May-2024 06:09
Great shot of the man panning for gold. We used to do that here in the California hills many years ago.
Fong Lam10-May-2024 05:02
Fabulous capture of this modern-day prospector still venturing to these riverbanks, in the hope of finding gold dust in the river's hidden recesses....V
Nirvan Hope10-May-2024 04:01
A good excuse to get out of the house? I wish him luck.
Julie Oldfield10-May-2024 02:07
I hope this prospector struck it rich. An interesting capture. V
Hank Vander Velde10-May-2024 01:35
Interesting story and image David.
Dennis Hoyne10-May-2024 01:23
Folks just may get lucky, eespecially afterheavy rain orsprin snow melt.
Don09-May-2024 22:26
So gold at once threatened, then saved western Canada from the US of A!
Johnny JAG09-May-2024 20:27
Pantastic shot
Marcia Rules09-May-2024 20:16
Hope he headed to the assay office !
Nick Paoni09-May-2024 20:07
What a neat candid. Can't help but wonder whether he found any gold.
Walter Otto Koenig09-May-2024 19:48
Nice shot of this optimistic man searching for the prize.
There is an old spent Gold Mine on a hill about two miles from our house.
It had to be closed in because people kept looking for Gold.
Tom Munson09-May-2024 18:35
Terrific capture! It would be interesting see how they do.
Apostolos Tikopoulos09-May-2024 17:31
Great story and useful info. V
Helen Betts09-May-2024 16:37
How interesting! Something I wouldn't expect to see these days.
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