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Heritage Sites of the South Cariboo

108 Heritage Site

108 Heritage Site

In 1867 the 108 Mile Roadhouse was built along the Cariboo wagon road. Legend has it that the innkeeper, Agnes Mcvee, and her husband and son, murdered miners coming along the road and threw their bodies in the many nearby lakes.  She stole their gold, burying it in caches around the area until she murdered her husband and was arrested for murder and committed suicide in 1885. In 1924 a cache worth $2,500 in gold nuggets and coins was unearthed by a farmer nearby. A later cache was discovered worth $6,000 when an airstrip was built. Today, standing at the 108 Heritage Site across the road from the original site of the roadhouse, the wood from the old roadhouse was used to make a telegraph store and a post house in 1892. The site houses 12 historic buildings, one of which, a log barn used to house 200 Clydesdale horses, is the largest log barn in Canada and can be seen and visited from Highway 97 south.


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