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William "Bill" Barker, (date of birth unknown, but baptized on 7 June 1817 and died on 11 July 1894) was a Canadian prospector and miner who participated in the British Columbia gold rush of the 1850s and 1860s in the Cariboo region of the modern province of British Columbia. On 17 August 1862 Barker made a major discovery which made him a (transiently) wealthy man. The town that sprang up near his strike was called Barkerville, British Columbia, and it is now the centre of Barkerville Provincial Park.

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