June 16, 1863: We are stuck at 14 Mile roadhouse. Dr. R. very sick. He says it is food poisoning. I hope he gets well soon. It’s a slow trip.
14 MILE HOUSE-K’ÁCSTEN A FRENCH FEELING
The In-SHUCK-ch people of K’ácsten (translated as “dry place”) witnessed the construction of one of the first privately-built road sections on the B.C. Mainland in the fall of 1858. This section, expanding the original trail built by Douglas’ administration, was built by Joseph Trutch, later Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works and first Lieutenant Governor of B.C. The 14 Mile House stop over was run by two French proprietors.