"There is but one public eating house in the town, and invariably the diet is bacon, salmon, bread, tea and coffee... the charge is $1.00 a meal. No milk or butter is ever seen. It is kept in a miserable log hut partly barked over, and with a dirt floor. Everything is done in the same room - which is no more than 12' x 14' and consequently cramped for space, and hot as an oven... At night miners sleep on the floor before a roaring fire at one end of the room."
Lindsay, F.W. The Cariboo Story. Quesnel: The Quesnel Advertiser, 1963.