Zoom at 5 years
Mobile base for trading - British
He is not pleased with how the fur trade is expanding
Now he's all >(
Under James Douglas
Slogan - 54, 40 or fight
Old boundary was stretched west to Pacific Ocean.
Coal mines found. Immigrants arrived.
Replaced by -
Seymour in BC
Kennedy on VI
Moody, North Vancouver
Almost $300,000 on VI
Nearly 1 million on the mainland
Credit with the banks runs out
5 from mainland (confederationists)
4 from VI (annexationists)
Dry town. 1.5k from the mill. Gastown is founded.
Three factions -
Go to US (annexation)
Seymour becomes governor.
Anthony Musgrave replaces. Friend of JAM. Aim was for confed.
Leg. Assembly accepted with the promise of Resp. Gov. and a railway.
Brings furs and gold dust and nuggets. Mines move from California rush to Fort Victoria.
Told colonial office in London, Douglas was made the gov. of new crown colony of BC (mainland).
Douglas decides to build Cariboo Road to make sure gold left via. Fraser, NOT through US territory.
Yale - Barkerville
Twenty one routes considered - yikes!
Bought for 100,000 dollars. Four years in they turned the railway around and made a profit.
Upon completion government would give over 25 million, plus 25 million acres. They also got a monopoly of all rail traffic west of Lake Superior for the next 20 years, plus tax exemption on all unsold lands. In return the Syndicate promised a completion time of ten years. As soon as it was approved by parliament they changed the route.
Terminus becomes Vancouver. (Mudflat)
Vancouver begins to be built
The first train crossed Canada from Dalhousie Station in Montréal to Port Moody, 20 kilometres from the small town of Granville, which eventually became Vancouver
Quickly rebuilt. 6 weeks later.
Rework old European claims
Many Chinese were not told of conditions, had less money than expected and could not return.