|The Thomas Hardy tree at Old St. Pancras church, London England. Richard Wright photo|
What is the connection between the famous Thomas Hardy tree in London, England, the Theatre Royal and Barkerville?
The answer is in "Cariboo Gold Rush Backstory", now on Idiegogo.
The answer is why we want this project to come to completion.
Why is this important to Cariboo folks or Barkerville friends someone asked? Well, if you work or live in this area the Cariboo Gold Rush and Barkerville are important economic drivers for you. This project will build connections between the people of the "Back Story" areas, such as Tombstone, and the Cariboo. It will bring more people to our area. When the Tombstone Epitaph asks me to write the story of Van Houten and Stilwell (as they have) it turns research into marketing. When someone in London finds the connection to Barkerville they plan a visit.
Support from locals will make this happen.
Sharing will spread the word.
For the price of a couple of lattes you can be a contributor.
Go to: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/cariboo-gold-rush-backstory/x/8613259