Trees and Logs

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Crows Nest Pass Lumber Company, Wardner, East Kootenays, 1910. BC Archives D-03540.
This is a black and white photograph looking down on Crows Nest Pass Lumber Company in 1910.
During the 1890s, settlers poured into the Prairies, demanding lumber. East Kootenay sawmills cut the forest so rapidly that by the late 1920s and 1930s many mills closed, unable to secure logs. The accessible forest had been cut.
Bush mill near Tete Jaune Cache, 1951. BC Archives NA-12422.
This is a black and white photograph of a bush mill near Tete Jaune Cache, with men working in the foreground.
Truck-mounted logging boom, Western Plywood, Quesnel, 1950. BC Archives NA-10249.
Following World War II, numerous small sawmills were scattered throughout British Columbia's interior regions. These bush mills sent lumber to a central planer, where the lumber was smoothed before shipment.
This is a black and white photograph of a truck-mounted logging boom, at Western Plywood, Quesnel.
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