100 Mile House & South Cariboo History

100 Miles From Where?  

Where is 100 Mile House 100 miles from? 
The name originated in the 1860s, indicating 100 miles from Lillooet, the starting point of the Cariboo Wagon Road, a 300-mile trek to the Barkerville gold fields. 

The people who stopped here on their way to the gold fields. Of course, there were loads of miners and prospectors hungry for the riches the gold would bring them. But there were many others who were drawn up the Gold Rush Trail eager to profit in other ways. Entrepreneurs such as blacksmiths, surveyors, accountants, and ranchers were all a part of the rush.

Photo - 100 Mile Marker