Wally Knott on saw and his partner Red Meyers at Meades Creek Oct. 1945 by W.H.Gold PhotoMOFM Logo
 
 
 
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Paldi

Paldi was a small logging community, originally called Mayo. It was located between Duncan and Lake Cowichan, and was founded by Mayo Singh. It was a multi-cultural community, and was made up of East Indians, Chinese, Japanese, and Caucasians. Besides the mill, they had a Sikh Temple, a Japanese Temple/Community Hall, a school, a company store, and a post office. By 1965, a modern mill had been built in Nanaimo, and workers were taken by bus to the new mill. People began to move away, closer to their place of work. In 1969, the Paldi school closed and those remaining were bussed to Lake Cowichan. For more information follow this link: Mayo Family & the Community of Paldi

   
         

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Old Sahtlam water tower at Paldi 2009 Genoa Bay Mill Lumber Carrier 1941 Paldi Mill Loading Railcars Rail Crossing Mill Pond Mill Pond
Water Tower Genoa Bay Lumber Carrier Paldi Mill 1941 Loading Railcars Rail Crossing Mill Pond Mill Pond
Old Paldi Mill Mayo Siding, Company Store Mayo Siding Camp Housing Mayo Family 1930`s Boardwalk Feeding Time Off duty
Old Mill Company Store Mayo Siding Camp Housing Mayo Family Boardwalk Feeding Time Off duty
Steam engine Mill Pond Donkey Crew at Hill 60 Kapoor, Doman, Mayo Loading Steam Pot Mill Machinery Mill Workers Mill Pond
Steam engine Mill Pond Donkey Crew 3 Bosses Loading Pot Mill Machinery Mill Workers Mill Pond
Sorting Posing with the Loci New Purchase Early Lumber Carrier Sorting Hill 60 Store Hill 60 Store Junction Box for early Electric Powersaw
Sorting Posing with Loci New Purchase Early Carrier Sorting Hill 60 Store Hill 60 Store Junction Box
Old #3 Spot Steam Skidder 3 Spot with Spark Arrester #2 Spot Steam Loci Load from Hill 60 Kapoor Logging in the Sooke Hills Gas Powered Shovel building Bridge
Old #3 Spot Steam Skidder Spark Arrester #2 Spot Steam Loci Snubbing Down Sooke Hills Bridge Building
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