Thomas Barry and Sam Adler established a saloon in Barkerville just prior to the Great Barkerville Fire of 1868. Unfortunately, the Barry and Adler Saloon was the site of the fire which destroyed much of the town. The saloon was burned to the ground.
Check out the link to see the notice Sam Adler put in the Cariboo Sentinel shortly afterward.
After this financial disaster, Barry and Adler bought 150 Mile Roadhouse in 1869. In the fall of that year, word came of a new gold strike in the Omineca region. By the following year, traffic increased considerably to 150 Mile House.