Two of my great-great uncles - one from each side of my family - emigrated to British Columbia during the 1890s Klondike gold rush. Uncle Herring from Lincolnshire, according to family lore, was 'burnt out of his farming homestead by indians', and survived to travel to Los Angeles and join Sunkist, founded to help combat scurvy among the miners. I was told that he had no children, but I recently discovered a sepia photograph of five children - the Herring cousins - taken by a roving western photographer who used a railroad coach as a darkroom. This deserves more research!
THE HERRING COUSINS
The other uncle, Arthur Coldrick from London, emigrated to Dawson City, British Columbia. He was an accountant who prospected in his spare time. I found his cabin online, now restored and used as a holiday retreat! I have a scanned photograph of three men - including the uncle in the middle - outside his cabin. I reckon the west is in my jeans/genes!