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(206) Loading poles
Excerpt from page 60 of "B.C.'s Inland Empire" by Erskine Burnett associated with this image: In the great hinterland east of Lumby are found the best stands of merchantable timber remaining in the interior of B.C. Being a railroad point poles and ties are assembled here for shipment from a wide radius. Lumby cedar poles are well known to the trade. For the buyersﾒ guidance the top and must be straight and sound. Most of the lumber is now sawn in mills located close to the stands of timber but a creosoting plant for poles still operates here. A new arrival from the old country, taking the writer into his confidence after a drive out to Lumby, said, "Now I know why you call this 'lumber' instead of 'wood', as we do, but what a long time it must have taken to plant so many trees."
EDM-3726. B.C.'s Inland Empire photo no. 206
1 photograph : black and white ; 6.1 cm x 10.6 cm
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