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Historical moments

The Big Edger in the Chemainus sawmill
There are many great historical photographs on display at the Chemainus Valley Museum. (Photo submitted)

Chemainus’ European history was started by lumber mills as early as 1862.

Here is a “modern view “ of the Big Edger, Victoria Lumber and Mill Company 1925.

Step back in time and see more great photos at the Chemainus Valley Museum, 9799 Waterwheel Cres.

The expanded museum opened on March 1. The grand opening is Saturday, Aug. 17 from noon to 1 p.m.

Current hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

Don Bodger

About the Author: Don Bodger

I've been a part of the newspaper industry since 1980 when I began on a part-time basis covering sports for the Ladysmith-Chemainus Chronicle.
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