Conklin Gulch

Feature Type:Gulch (4) - Deep, steeply graded, V-shaped declivity, sometimes containing a stream.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Drains NW into Williams Creek at Barkerville, Cariboo Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 53°03'00''N, 121°30'00''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD27
NTS Map: 93H/4
Related Maps: 93H/3
93H/4

Origin Notes and History:

Conklin Gulch adopted 24 March 1936 on Geological Survey sheet 336A, Willow River, as identified in BC Mines Reports from 1874 onward, and as labelled on Amos Bowman's 1887 map, Cariboo Mining District, and on GSC publication #1961, Barkerville, 1923, and on BC pre-emptor map 3G, Quesnel, 1927 et seq. (file W.1.35).

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office

Possibly after John Henry Conklin, a prospector who arrived at the Cariboo gold fields with the Overlanders of 1862.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office

"There is a mining license record for one John H. Conklin (License #993, issued 1863-07-06). We also have mining license records from 1866 and 1868 for a George Conklin, a J. or I. Conklin, and a J.M. Conklin. Further information might be found in the book "Manual of Records of Williams Creek, 1861-1863; British Columbia Gold Commissioner, Cariboo, GR216 - Vol. 35" located in the Provincial Archives in Victoria." (July 1999 advice from Merewyn Hines, Curatorial Assistant, Barkerville Historic Park)

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office