Photographer's Note

The history of this small delightful village dates back to 1873 when a miner, Alex Patterson, discovered alluvial gold on the farm named Ponieskrantz.

Though the discovery was kept as a secret, the inevitable happened when a second prospector William Trafford also discovered gold close by.

What they had found in this beautiful valley drew optimistic gold panners and prospectors from all over the country and the world.

The diggers called it Pilgrim's Rest because here, at last, after so many false trails and faded dreams they had truly found their home.

Since then, a dedicated team of historians, architects, curators and special interest groups closely monitor all developments and refurbishments in the (two streets) village to maintain its historic appearance.

P.S.: What seems to be a dust spot on the top of the mountain is actually a tree in the fog...

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