Local History

The earliest known drawing of Woodside Farm in the 1850s. (Contributed - Sooke Region Museum)

Woodside sold: Sooke couple buys Western Canada’s oldest working farm

South Island’s Woodside Farm is the oldest continuously operated farm west of the Great Lakes

 

An ox team outfit caravans through Ashcroft in 1890. (Courtesy photo of B.C. Provincial Archives)

HAPHAZARD HISTORY: Ox team freighters play important role in Cariboo Gold Rush

The Cariboo Wagon Road was to provide a direct and dependable route

  • Jul 5, 2020

 

The exterior of the 150 Mile Historic School House where the flagpole still proudly flies the United Kingdom’s Union Jack. (Patrick Davies file photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Take a tour back in time at 150 Mile schoolhouse

Built by local residents in 1896, it served as the community’s only school until 1958

  • Jul 4, 2020