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McLean Mill - Steam Power, BC (49/65)

This title is a part of the series HistoryLands Season 4 (13)

Catalogue Number:  GEHL49
Producer:  Good Earth Productions
Subject:  Biography, Business Studies, Canadian History
Language:  English
Grade Level:  6 - 8, 9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2001
Running Time:  23:09

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The McLean Mill wasn't just a lumber camp, it was a way of life and helped to forge the new frontier of Canada's Pacific Coast. It was the small bush sawmills like McLean's that built cities like Vancouver and Port Alberni. In 1926, Robert Barrett McLean and his three sons hacked their way into the dense bush to set up their sawmill camp on Vancouver Island, which supplies one third of B.C.'s logs. R.B. McLean's daughter-in-law Muriel, whose husband Arnold actually ran the mill while R.B. was the traveling salesman, relives the early days.

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