Ashcroft (Village) / Oregon Jack Creek / Spatsum Creek / Barnard Creek
    

Phone : (250) 453-9161
Your Host(s) : Municipal Administration

Ashcroft, BC (Nearby: Boston Flats, Cache Creek, Spatsum, Walhachin, Spences Bridge)

  • Oregon Jack Creek
  • Spatsum Creek
  • Ashcroft
  • Barnard Creek
  • Barnard Creek

601 Bancroft Street
Ashcroft, British Columbia
V0K 1A0


British Columbia Tourism Region : Thompson Okanagan

Description From Owner:
  • Ashcroft - In 1862 Clement Francis Cornwall, a Cambridge BA and a barrister of the Inner Temple, arrived in British Columbia accompanied by his brother, Henry Pennant Cornwall, also a graduate of Cambridge.
  • That year they established a ranch, which they named Ashcroft after their family home in England. They grew wheat, installed a mill, and sold flour to the packers and miners passing by on the Cariboo Road.
  • Ashcroft became a major stopping-place for travellers between Kamloops and Spence's Bridge, and the Cornwalls grew famous for their hospitality. Hundreds of people arrived for the annual races held on Cornwall Flats
  • (the brothers had imported an Arabian stud). The Ashcroft Hunt pursued the coyote instead of the fox, but its hounds had been brought around the Horn.
  • When the CPR named its nearby station Ashcroft, the Cornwalls added 'Manor' to the name of their home to distinguish between the two Ashcrofts.
  • During the time of the Crown colony, C.F. Cornwall was a member of the Legislative Council. When British Columbia entered the Canadian federation, he became one of the senators representing the province in Ottawa.
  • In 1881 he resigned his senatorship and began a six-year period as Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia.
  • Oregon Jack Creek - After John ('Oregon Jack') Dowling, a rancher who maintained a roadhouse here, popular with teamsters on the old Cariboo Road. Mary Balf reports that it was 'somewhat unruly.'
  • The British Columbian of 5 August 1863 reports the arrest in Lytton of the 'notorious' Oregon Jack on a charge of burglary after the government had posted a reward of $500 for him dead or alive.
  • Spatsum Creek - Derived from the Thompson Indian word for Indian hemp (Apocynum cannabinum). This plant was important to the Indians as a source of cordage fibres, especially for fishing lines and nets.
  • Barnard Creek - Apparently after Francis Jones Barnard (1829-89), proprietor of the famous Barnard's Express (BX), whose stagecoaches were the chief means of transportation on the Cariboo Wagon Road in the gold rush days and afterwards.
  • Barnard started his business in 1861 by walking 760 miles from Yale to Cariboo and back, delivering letters and other papers.
  • …from G.P.V. Akrigg and Helen B. Akrigg British Columbia Place Names 3rd Edition 1997


Barnard Creek

Address of this page: http://bc.ruralroutes.com/Ashcroft



Need driving directions? Enter your location:

Ashcroft (Village) / Oregon Jack Creek / Spatsum Creek / Barnard Creek, Phone : (250) 453-9161

Have something to say about Ashcroft (Village) / Oregon Jack Creek / Spatsum Creek / Barnard Creek?

Tell us, and we'll tell the world!

Your name:
Your email address:
Your phone number:
(optional)   
Your Review:

Visitors to this page: 272     Emails sent through this page: 1     This record last updated: February 24, 2021

Nearby:
Nearby Lakes and Mountains:
  • Barnes Lake, 4km
  • Willard Lake, 5km
  • McLean Lake, 12km
  • Glossy Mountain, 14km
  • Tsotin Lake, 15km
  • Venables Lake, 18km
  • Separating Lake, 12km
  • Nesbitt Lake, 12km
  • Twaal Lake, 18km
  • Nicoelton Mountain, 21km
  • White Mountain, 18km
  • Stinking Lake, 18km
  • Pennie Lake, 15km
  • Jim Black Lake, 23km
  • Gallagher Lakes, 19km
  • Bedard Lake, 17km
  • Blue Earth Lake, 20km
  • Veasy Lake, 25km
  • Lookout Point, 23km
  • Clemes Lake, 25km
  • Cultus Lake, 22km
  • Langley Lake, 20km
  • Harry Lake, 20km
  • Brousseau Lake, 28km
  • Big O.K. Lake, 29km
  • Little O.K. Lake, 30km
  • Twentyfour Mile Lake, 28km
  • Mount Fehr, 22km
  • Forge Mountain, 25km
  • Calling Lake, 32km
  • South Forge Mountain, 27km
  • O.K. Lake, 32km
  • Arthur Seat, 36km
  • Soap Lake, 38km
  • Murray Peak, 30km
  • Aleece Lake, 25km
  • Bull Lake, 25km
  • Finney Lake, 25km
  • Parke Lake, 26km
  • Hihium Lake, 39km
  • Pimainus Lakes, 38km
  • Bose Lake, 32km
  • Skwaha Lake, 38km
  • Loon Lake, 42km
  • Wohlleben Lakes, 41km
  • Spaist Mountain, 40km
  • 6 Mile Lake, 38km
  • Pasulko Lake, 38km
  • Knife Lakes, 44km
  • Stick Lake, 39km