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Morril Style Saw Set

Morril Style Saw Set

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A tarnished saw tooth setter. Found in a shed in Mt.Currie behind the house that Klay was renting.

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018.01.16

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Office equipment (catalogs and handbooks) from Valleau Logging LTD

Office equipment (catalogs and handbooks) from Valleau Logging LTD

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A "Marshall Wells Catalogue - 1954" that was donated with numerous items from the Valleau Logging office in 2013. Valleau Logging first operated on Salt Spring Island (1940s), then Whistler (1950s-1976) and then Pemberton (1976-2000s). The Valleau's were an integral part of Whistler's development in the early years helping to build roads, bridges and provide services to lost or injured travellers at their camp at Mons on Green Lake. Conflicts with local residents and the arson of a logging bridge saw the family relocate to Pemberton in 1976 where they continued logging operations. David Valleau (63) died as a result of single vehicle accident in 2007 on the South Creek forestry road. Valleau Logging Ltd. closed soon afterwards.

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014.26.01 - 014.26.12

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Cross Cut Saw

Cross Cut Saw

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See comments for items 983.27.26 and 983. 27.27. This saw too, is rusted. The fact that its teeth are uniform and cut in both directions suggests great age. Some rust has been removed.

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983.27.28

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Hand Saw

Hand Saw

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This rusted saw, Walker and Reid located and dug up at Port Pemberton. Its age can only be estimated. Does it belong to the late 1850's or 1860's period of the Gold Rush, when Port Pemberton did have not only a fluctuating, transient population but also men who established stopping places, at least one Store & blacksmith shop? They built barns for mules and oxen and cabins for muleteers and boatmen. How long some lived on at the Port after traffic to the north shifted to the Fraser Canyon route seems impossible to know. Oil was applied to the saw to remove some of the rust. On the cracked wooden handle is carved " R".

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983.27.26

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