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Work at little Stawamus bridge

The actual Indian spelling of Stawamus is STA-a-mus and is a variant of Squamish and means "birthplace of the winds". Pioneers often used "Stamish" instead of "Stawamus". The name refers to the Indian reserve at the mouth of the Squamish River (Reserve #24), the Stawamus River, the area drained by it and the "Chief".
Squamish Public Library, Squamish Files: Place Names.

Squamish Mills truck riding over flooded road

Date unknown.

Squamish Mills was incorporated by Pat Brennan and John Drenka in 1951. They bought the former PGE site and building located on the east bank of the Mamquam Channel. They planned to build a shingle mill but logging was more feasible economically. In 1956, approximately 3 local men were employed and the company started logging in Upper Squamish on Crown loand with a timber quota of 7 million foot board measure (f.b.m.) per year. Equipment consisted of 1010 Laurence donkey for yarding and a Fordson donkey for loading. Pat Brennan was the president.

Dedication of Brennan Park

Dedication of Brennan Park on May 6, 1979.

Left to right: Constable C. Perrault, Alderman W.V. Manson, Alderwoman Rose Tatlow, Alderman Bill Street, Alderman N.R. Barr, Chief Simon Baker, Father Shiel, Acting Mayor Nick Candy, Mrs Tess Brennan, Honourable Allan Williams (Labour Minister), Honourable Boland, Father Griffin.

Brennan Park was named after Pat Brennan on May 6, 1979. Pat Brennan was the Mayor of Squamish for many years and was involved in the logging industry. The park covers 300 acres which includes ball and soccer fields, a lacrosse box, a picnic area, and a Civic Centre.

Cabinet of BC meet in Squamish

The Cabinet of British Columbia met in Squamish on June 23, 1960.

Left to right: Honourable L.R. Peterson, Minister of Education; Honourable W.K. Kiernan, Minister of Mines and Petroleum Development; S.R. Bishop, Chairman of the Village Council; Ed Antosh, Commissioner; Honourable N.P. Steacy, Minister of Agriculture; Honourable E.C.F. Martin, Minister of Health Services & Hospital Insurance; Don Robinson, MLA (SC Lillooet); Honourable W.A.C. Bennett, Premier; President of Council, Minister of Finance; L.C. Kindree, Commissioner; Honourable Lyle Wicks, Minister of Labour.

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