Stanley Cemetery

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Stanley Cemetery

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Stanley, Cariboo Regional District, British Columbia, Canada
Memorials 17 added (59% photographed)

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The Stanley Cemetery lies on a bench just before the old town site of Stanley which was bypassed when the new highway was built, and is now a loop road off the Barkerville Highway. Nothing remains of the old town but the cemetery is still there which came into being around the early 1860's during the time of the Cariboo gold rush in 1858. Gold was found in nearby Lightning Creek which resulted in the town of Stanley springing up. Beside the cemetery is also a Chinese section with only depressions left in the ground that are visible, as the Chinese custom was to dig up the bones after seven years, then send back to China, however, there is one Chinese woman in a marked grave who came to rest after the Chinese custom was discontinued. The Friends of Barkerville - Cariboo Goldfields Historical Society have been maintaining the site for many years through yearly work bees, general clean-up, fixing fences and replacing old headboards with new.

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GPS Coordinates: 53.04128, -121.7246

  • Added: 24 Jul 2012
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2458993