William (Billy) Barker

William (Billy) Barker (HM1F67)

Location: Victoria, BC 38103 Capital
Country: Canada

N 48° 24.634', W 123° 20.438'

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1817 - 1894

Baptized: March, Cambridgeshire, England
June 7 1817
Died: Victoria, B.C., Canada
July 11, 1894


On August 17 of 1862, Barker struck gold at 52 feet on Williams Creek, Cariboo. The town of Barkerville bears his name. Like many miners he was soon broke, but Barker continued to mine and prospect throughout the Cariboo for the rest of his life.

The fabulous wealth of the Cariboo mines laid the foundation for British Columbia. With this monument, Billy Barker is honoured as a builder of the Province.

He died poor in wealth but forever rich in friends.
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HM NumberHM1F67
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Date Added Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 11:04pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10U E 474792 N 5361990
Decimal Degrees48.41056667, -123.34063333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 48° 24.634', W 123° 20.438'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds48° 24' 38.04" N, 123° 20' 26.28" W
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Area Code(s)901
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 766-822 Dallas Rd, Victoria BC 38103, CA
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