This dramatic portrait depicts Kong Shing Sing, a son of the pioneer Nam Sing ranching family in Quesnel, on horseback. An expert blacksmith, teamster, and cowboy, Kong was the son of Chinese rancher Chew Nam Sing, one of the very first Asian men drawn to Cariboo by the lure of gold. Kong and his brother ran a freighting business between Barkerville and Quesnel along with running the ranch after their father passed away in 1910.
Through the Lens of C.D. Hoy
C.D. Hoy, Kong Shing Sing on a horse on Barlow Avenue in Quesnel, c.1910
P1929 Barkerville Historic Town Archives.