“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Cowichan Valley, British Columbia

Incredible Forests Marker image, Touch for more information
By B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure via Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0), June 15, 2016
Incredible Forests Marker
1 British Columbia, Cowichan Valley, Duncan — Incredible Forests
Spars cut for Capt. Cook's ships in 1778; logs skidded by oxen in 1860; whistles blown on “steam-pots” and “locies” in 1900; countless products made by complex machines; all recall the continued use of B.C.'s forests and growth of the industry. . . . Map (db m187995) HM
2 British Columbia, Cowichan Valley, Ladysmith — Ladysmith
An “instant” town of the past. In 1898 James Dunsmuir, the coal baron, moved buildings by rail from Wellington to establish this coal shipping port. Nearby copper mines added a smelter in 1902, but only pilings mark that site. Railroad logging aided . . . Map (db m187985) HM
3 British Columbia, Cowichan Valley, Ladysmith — The 49th Parallel
The Oregon Treaty of 1846 set the United States and British North American border at the 49th parallel from Lake of the Woods, Ontario westward to Vancouver, British Columbia. Vancouver Island, which is intersected by the 49th parallel at Ladysmith . . . Map (db m187891) HM
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Jun. 2, 2023