By: Alex

Farming and Ranching

Dairy and mixed farming was found in B.C. in the late 1860's and 1870's. The farms were located in the lower Fraser Valley and also the southern end of Vancouver Island. More than 7000 cows were imported between 1860 and 1864. Beef from farms in Okanagan and Cariboo regions was sent to Barkerville to feed the people mining. Later was used to feed the men building the Canadian Pacific Railway.

Fur Trading

Fur trade was really important. When the gold rush had just begun in 1858, fur trade had diminished because of low animal populations in many areas. The sea otter was nearly extinct causing the hunters and trappers operating in the northern interior part of the province.

Paul Bunyan

Paul Bunyan is a giant lumberjack who's exploits revolved around the talk tales of his superhuman labors. Paul Bunyans character originated in the oral tradition of North American loggers and was later gained popularity by freelance writer William B. Laughead. People liked him so much that there are several oversized statues across North America. He has been used in many literary compositions, musical pieces, commercial works, and threatrical productions.
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