The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 47
An almost home market for British Columbian wool exists at present in San Francisco, California, to which buyers from the Eastern States of the Union come; but the British Columbian producer can, if he please, send his wool direct, chiefly by railway, to the markets of New York, Boston, and Eastern Canada. He might find he could reach the English market.
These American markets can be reached at present in a mouth or six weeks, and will be brought nearer when the Canadian Pacific Railway is finished. Canadian makers of woollen and worsted goods will probably by-and-by get most of their wool from British Columbia. In 1872 nearly three-fourths of the whole Pacific coast wool went to the Atlantic States by rail from San Francisco.