About

Hi and welcome to bcgoldrushpress.com!

The focus of this blog is the British Columbia gold rush era (1850s to 1870s).  I include my sketches of interesting gold rush characters and biographies as well as other history snippets.  You will also find a few of my creative non-fiction short stories.  Some of the characters are real people from history; however, the dialogue is fictional and no intention is made to misrepresent historical facts.

If you have any comments or feedback, please get in touch.  You can leave a comment here or send me a message by twitter @bcgoldrushpress.

Cheers,

M. Poncelet

 

4 thoughts on “About

  1. Bob Iofis

    Hello!

    We are trying to find traces of Jacob Davis in Fraser River area around 1858 – 1867.

    Jacob Davis is our ancestor form Latvia.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacob_W._Davis

    I’ve looked and attempted to search the archives, but couldn’t find anything relevant.

    Are there any other sources of data available? Could you please point/connect me with local historians that can help? We are planning a visit to BC in June and we want to come as well prepared as possible.

    Best regards,

    Bob Iofis

    San Jose, California

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  2. K

    Hello M. Poncelet,
    I (along with a couple of other people) lead a group of students on part of the historical Cariboo Wagon-Road Gold Rush Trail, and I would love to share some of the stories I’ve read on your blog about the food they ate, and reaching Tenas Lake. I was wondering if you would mind me using a couple of your stories, so that I can share them around the campfire?
    Thanks for your consideration in this,
    Kim

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