|Title||Guests at dude ranch, Cariboo, ca. 1960 |
|Date||ca. 1960 |
|Notes||On verso of image: Dude Ranch Life, Cariboo|
Filed in British Columbia--General
|Contextual Notes||The Cariboo-Chilcotin Region is the largest region in the Fraser Basin, occupying almost 80,000 sq km of spectacular countryside. Located in the BC Central Interior, the region straddles Highway 97 from 70 Mile House in the south to 5 km south of Hixon in the north, from the Cariboo Mountains in the east to the Coast Mountains in the west. The region is divided roughly in half. The Cariboo, or eastern half of the region, refers to the Interior Plateau spreading east of the Fraser River to the Cariboo Mountains. The area to the west of the Fraser is called the Chilcotin. |
The region is renowned for its varied topography, abundant wildlife and spectacular landscapes – from rolling fields to craggy peaks, rainforests to grasslands. The population of the region is approximately 70,000 people, or 3% of the total population of the Fraser Basin. Major communities include Quesnel, 100 Mile House and Williams Lake – the largest city in the region with a population of 15,000.
The name Cariboo seems to have originated in about 1860 as a reference to the Woodland Caribou found in the area. The topography varies from the open ranges of the Fraser benchlands through the undulating pine and spruce forests of the Quesnel Highlands to mountain peaks soaring over 2,500 metres. The climate is generally warm and dry in the summer; winters may be cold with clear blue skies and snow-covered ground.
Historically, the region depended on the land, with furs, minerals, timber and ranching being the mainstays of the economy. Today, forestry is the dominant industry in the region; ranching, agriculture and mining are also major economic sectors. Tourism focused on the region's gold rush history, spectacular scenery and outdoor recreational opportunities is playing an increasingly important role.
|Subjects (LCTGM)||Dude ranches--British Columbia--Cariboo Regional District; Guests--British Columbia--Cariboo Regional District; Log buildings--British Columbia--Cariboo Regional District; Guitars--British Columbia--Cariboo Regional District; Group portraits |
|Subjects (LCSH)||Guitarists--British Columbia--Cariboo Regional District |
|Location Depicted||Canada--British Columbia--Cariboo-Chilcotin |
|Digital Collection||Alaska, Western Canada and United States Collection|
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|Repository||University of Washington Libraries. Special Collections Division |
|Repository Collection||Canada Photograph Collection. PH Coll 393 |
|Object Type||Photograph |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from a photographic print using a Microtek Scanmaker 9600XL at 100 dpi in JPEG format at compression rate 3 and resized to 768x600 ppi. 2004. |
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