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The Town That Sat on a Gold MIne

The 1864 gold rush at Wild Horse Creek created the town of Fisherville, named after Jack Fisher, prospector. Located approximately 6 kms up Ft. Steele-Wildhorse Road, it briefly flourished as a home for hundreds of gold-hungry miners. When gold was discovered underneath the town, it was dismantled and moved uphill to a new site later called Wild Horse. Little remains of Fisherville except ghostly memories and faded dreams.

This is a new sign erected in 2008 by BC Ministry of Transportation as part of the BC150 celebrations.

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Q : The town of Fisherville was dismantled and moved because gold was discovered underneath it.