Sawmills in the Upper Fraser have had many successes and downfalls. The number of sawmills in the area has altered significantly over the last 100 years due to the changing economy.
No prior knowledge of Sawmills is necessary to successfully present this lesson plan.
Crew at Newlands sawmill sitting on planks with a dog. Phil Brown is the second man from the left.
Beehive burner at Naver Creek Sawmills Ltd. 1960
Beehive burner at Giscome, B.C., 1935.
Sawmill under construction and stacks of lumber by river.
In groups of 2 or 3 write 500 word essay on a sawmill in a community located in the Upper Fraser. Include in your research assignment:
- Map of the area
- Sawmill activity
- Historic achievements of town/sawmills
Choose one of the following communities
- Dome Creek
- Upper Fraser
- Sinclair Mills
- Willow River