one of the three founding director's of the Cariboo Gold Quartz Mining
Company,Dr. William Burnett had an unrelenting faith in the dreams
of his long-time friend Fred Wells. Dr. Burnett was a physician from
Vancouver. He also shared the title of 'The
Three Musketeers' with Fred Wells and O.H. Solibakke. Dr. Burnett
formed a sydicate to sponsor Fred's claims and eventually became an
enthusiastic officer and president of the Cariboo Gold Quartz Mining
Company, guiding it into a strong financial position. He also became
president of the B.C. Chamber of Mines. In his later years, Fred Wells'
old friend Will kept him in good supply of his favorite hot cakes
and Genuine Vermont Maple Syrup.