Forest Industry in British Columbia

Forest Industry in British Columbia (HM5UL)

Location: Port Alberni, BC V9Y 1T6 Alberni-Clayoquot
Country: Canada

N 49° 14.081', W 124° 48.961'

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L'Industrie Forestiere en Colombie-Britannique

Harvesting of the forest has long been an important aspect of life on the Pacific Coast. The native people were the first to utilize this valuable resource in the construction of dwellings, canoes, and implements. In the nineteenth century, spars masts, and timber were exported. In 1860 the first export sawmill was constructed near this site. From these beginnings the forest industry has expanded to become a very important element of the economy of British Columbia. In this century considerable diversification has taken place with the rise of pulp and paper production and increased harvesting of interior forests.

L'industrie foresti?re a longtemps jou? un role capital sur la c?te du Pacifique. Les autochtones tir?rent parti les premiers de cotte richesse pour construire des habitations, des canots et des outils. Au d?but du XIXe si?cle, on exporte des espars, des mats et du bois de construction. La Premi?re scierie d'exportation fut construite pr d'ici en 1860/ L'industrie a prop?r? depuis et constitue maintenant un important facteur de l'economie provinciale. L'accroisement de la production des p?tes et papiers et du d?frichement des for?ts int?rieures a grandement diversifi? l'industrie foresti?re au cours du si?cle actuel.
HM NumberHM5UL
Year Placed1950
Placed ByHistoric Sites and Monuments Board of Canada
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Date Added Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 1:58am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10U E 367800 N 5455131
Decimal Degrees49.23468333, -124.81601667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 49° 14.081', W 124° 48.961'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds49° 14' 4.86" N, 124° 48' 57.66" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5440 Argyle St, Port Alberni BC V9Y 1T6, CA
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