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Likely / Le Bourdais Lake / Murderer Creek

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Likely, BC (Nearby: Quesnel Forks, Hydraulic, Keithley Creek, Horsefly, Big Lake Ranch)

  • Le Bourdais Lake
  • Likely
  • Murderer Creek
  • Murderer Creek

5029 Likely Street
Likely, British Columbia
V0L 1N0

British Columbia Tourism Region : Cariboo Chilcotin Coast

Description From Owner:
  • Le Bourdais Lake - After Louis Le Bourdais, who grew up to be a cowpuncher, then turned telegrapher and served at Lac la Hache, Golden, Vernon, and Quesnel.
  • From 1937 until his death in 1947, he was MLA for the Cariboo. To promote the Cariboo, he presented his fellow members with succulent beefsteaks wrapped in cellophane with small sacks of edible alfalfa.
  • He was a marvellous teller of Cariboo stories.
  • Likely - Originally known as Quesnel Dam, renamed after 'Plato John' Likely (1842-1929). He took a great deal of gold out of Likely Gulch, Cedar Point, and other workings in this area.
  • . A native of New Brunswick, he was a great admirer of Plato and Socrates and would lecture on them to miners who came to his 'Philosophers' Grove' of giant cedars by Quesnel Lake.
  • Occasionally he would take the more ardent of his disciples to a retreat on a little island in the lake.
  • Some of the miners, appreciative of his teaching, gave him tips about good places to hunt for gold and thus contributed to his prosperity. He lies in an unmarked grave in Kamloops cemetery.
  • Murderer Creek - The story goes that during the gold rush days Boone Helme, a notorious Montana bandit, robbed and killed three men between Keithley Creek and Quesnel Forks.
  • He is supposed to have buried his loot under a cedar tree on this creek.
  • With permission from G.P.V and Helen B. Akrigg 1997 British Columbia Place Names. UBC Press.

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