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Frederick Dally 
View on the waggon road over Jackass Mountain, 1300 feet above the Fraser River and 44 miles above Yale 
1870 (ca) 
Albumen print 
18.1 x 22.4 cm (image) 
The Royal Collection 
RCIN 2368861 
Photograph of a dirt track following the side of a mountain of which there is a sharply rising slope on the right side with intermittent tree cover. On the road in the background may be seen a mule train with two covered waggons.
The Cariboo Wagon road was a road begun in 1860 and linked Yale to Barkerville in British Columbia. It was initiated by the then Governor of British Columbia, James Douglas (1803-77). The road was named after the Cariboo region which comprises a plateau running from the Fraser Canyon to the Cariboo Mountains. The road presented dangers to those travelling on it, but was modernised during the 1950's when tunnels were introduced to afford a safer passage for travellers. 

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