The Cariboo Trail

The Cariboo Trail (HM2DUB)

Location: Okanogan, WA 98840 Okanogan County
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Country: United States of America
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N 48° 18.406', W 119° 37.882'

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This beautiful river valley forms a natural north-south passage, used for centuries by Indians. Later came Hudson's Bay Company fur brigades, packing pelts from Canada to Fort Okanogan. Hardly had the dust settled from the last brigade (1846) when prospectors began drifting through, panning for gold. The big strikes in the Cariboo produced a rush in the early 60's. To feed the hungry miners, cowboys and cusswords drove thousands of cattle past here to the gold fields around Barkerville, B.C. The last drive was in 1868. Someone ought to tell the TV writers about this trail. It ran for 800 miles, about as far as the Chisholm Trail back east, and with a lot more ups and downs.
Placed ByOkanogan County Historical Society
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Date Added Friday, January 25th, 2019 at 1:02pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11U E 304886 N 5353743
Decimal Degrees48.30676667, -119.63136667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 48° 18.406', W 119° 37.882'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds48° 18' 24.36" N, 119° 37' 52.92" W
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Area Code(s)509
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near US-97, Okanogan WA 98840, US
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