"Cariboo" Cameron

"Cariboo" Cameron (HM1YFN)

Location: Cornwall, Ontario K6H 5R5 Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry United Counties
Country: Canada

N 45° 3.364', W 74° 34.067'

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1820-1888

Born in this township, John Angus "Cariboo" Cameron married Margaret Sophia Groves in 1860. Accompanied by his wife and daughter, he went to British Columbia in 1862 to prospect in the Cariboo gold fields. That year at Williams Creek he struck a rich gold deposit. While there his wife died of typhoid fever and, in order to fulfil her dying wish to be buried at home, he transported her body in an alcohol-filled coffin some 8,600 miles by sea via the Isthmus of Panama to Cornwall. She is buried in the nearby Salem Church cemetery. Cameron built this house, "Fairfield", in 1865, and in 1886 returned to the B.C. gold fields. He is buried near Barkerville, B.C.
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HM NumberHM1YFN
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Placed ByArchaeological and Historic Sites Board of Ontario
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Date Added Friday, May 26th, 2017 at 6:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 534032 N 4989269
Decimal Degrees45.05606667, -74.56778333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 3.364', W 74° 34.067'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 3' 21.84" N, 74° 34' 4.02" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 19005-19151 Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry County Road 2, Cornwall Ontario K6H 5R5, CA
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