NAME: Richfield
CLIMATE: Snow in winter-sometimes in summer. Temperate to cool in summer.
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Easy in the summer also accessible in the winter
COMMENTS: Beautiful scenery.
REMAINS: Nothing but remnants.

Richfield was not a quiet town. The raw camp spawned troubles in the form of murder and other forms of violence. "Dutch" William Dietz prospected in what is now called Williams Creek in the Cariboo. In February of 1861, he was rewarded for his efforts. Despite eight feet of snow that covered the ground, Deitz was determined to make the most of his find. It wasn't long before the camp began to grow into a full-fledged town. A courthouse was built along with a Catholic Church together with stores and, of course, the required number of saloons. Richfield had a short life but a merry one. When the golden wealth suddenly disappeared, Richfield became another ghost town. Dutch William never shared in the wealth of his discovery. The deprivations of the raw frontier took its toll. He died a pauper in 1877.