The Early Days: Forest Use in the Fraser-Fort George Region

 

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Open burner, Webster & Black Lumber Co., Fraser Lake, 1923

  The waste produced from sawing and planing wood was dealt with in several ways. Most of the time, the sawdust and wood pieces were carried by a conveyer to an open burner and burned, as the photo depicts. Sometimes it was blown into a big pile in the sawmill yard and nature was allowed to take its course. Most small mills were built on the top of ridges or small hills, and sawdust was dumped down the hillside for easy disposal

 

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