One hundred and nineteen years ago Mathew Roderick was shot dead during a bungled attempt to follow him to the gold. James Monaghan didn’t like the outcome as his priority had always been to recover the gold. He still built one of the finest mansions in Spokane, a mausoleum in the cemetery and a large bronze statue to commemorate the death of his son in a military campaign. BC gold gave Monaghan a fortune in just a few short years. His positive outlook and intelligence allowed the community to thrive in the remote forested area.