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1300-year-old Douglas fir on Waterloo Mountain

1300-year-old Douglas Fir on Waterloo Mountain, Shawnigan Logging Division. The photo is by Irving Strickland of the Victoria Times. There is also a MacMillan & Bloedel stamp on the back of the photo.

Victoria Daily Times

3000 feet north of what is now Valleycliffe, 1927

Man on water tank: Jae Basset, Donkey Fireman.
Donkey: 13x15 Williamette Yarder-Loader unit. Weights over 100 tons fully equipped with lines etc.
Spar tree: Merrill & Ring first wetting. Tree topped at 190 feet. Bottom of the tree jumped about 15 feet on skid pads (ends of small logs visible directly under bottom of spar) while top guys hold top of tree in place. Elsie Lund (nee Wilkinson) whose father owned the Squamish Hotel went up this spar in the riggers chair with her Head Digger husband Al to the pass block (top) before the tree was jumped. Account by Ed Aldridge.
Photo by: Bun Yarwood.

Booming logs in Newport, 1904

Booming logs in Newport, BC (Squamish, 1904).

Squamish's name was changed to Newport in 1911 by the H.S. and P.V.N. Railway and was changed back on September 14, 1914 as the result of a contest for school children. The name had to be changed since there was another town in BC named Newport. The twelve final names considered in the contest were: Newport, Strathacona, Prince Arthur, Kingsport, Great Haven, Columbia, Imperial, Squamish, Pacificgate, Bonaventure, and Viveleroi. Squamish is named for the Indian word "Squohomish" (various spellings) meaning "strong wind".

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