Hedley - Famous for Gold
N 49° 21.230 W 120° 05.066
10U E 711723 N 5470879
One of the new signs the Province produced in 2008 on 150th anniversary of the creation of BC.
Waymark Code: WM95D0
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 07/01/2010
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member wildwoodke
Views: 4

From the Plaque:

Nestled between Stemwinder and Nickel Plate Mountains, the historic gold mining town of Hedley sprang up shortly after the yellow precious metal was discovered here in 1897. The town was named after Robert R. Hedley, mining engineer.
Both the mountain top Hedley Mascot and Nickel Plate mines extracted millions worth of gold, silver, and copper before finally closing in the 1950's after the ore body was exhausted. Today tourism brings new life to the town famous for gold.

Type of Marker: Cultural

Type of Sign: British Columbia Tourism Sign

Describe the parking that is available nearby: Nice large gravel pull off near sign

What Agency placed the marker?: BC Government

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