Doctor Jones, At Your Service

I have a coworker who actually enjoys going to the dentist. Which is super weird to me, because the mere thought of visits to the dentist make me break out in a cold sweat. I wonder if my coworker would feel the same if he was alive and living in Barkerville back during its heyday?



I’ve learned that the good Doctor Jones was originally from North Carolina. He moved to Barkerville to practice dentistry and invest in mining operations in 1875, and was there until his death in 1897. Prior to moving north to Barkerville, Doctor Jones and his two brothers were part of a group of African Americans who relocated to Vancouver Island from California, seeking refuge from the increasing threat of it becoming a slave state.

– Marla

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