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 folow this link: Mayo Family & the community of Paldi

   
         

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Bridge Building at Hill 60
Bridge Building
Bridge Building at Hill 60
Bridge Building
Rolls Royce Speeder
Rolls Royce
Almost complete bridge at Hill 60
Almost Complete
Hauling Fuel by Skid to worksite
Dragging Fuel
Donkey Engine Crew
Donkey Crew
81 Men and their sons including single men who lived in the bunkhouses
Paldi Men
Paldi Lumber Yard
Paldi Lumberyard
Skidder Crew
Skidder Crew
Skidder
Skidder
Riding to the Work
Ride to Work
Steam Donkey
Steam Donkey
Yarding Crew
Yarding Crew
Dropped!
Dropped!
Cold Deck Pile
Cold Deck Pile
Two Engines one Side
Two Engines
A Nice Load
A Nice Load
Road Crew
Road Crew
CAT & Logs
CAT & Logs
#4 Spot at Kapoor Logging in the Sooke Hills
#4 Spot
Side Hill
Side Hill
Break Time on the railcar crummy
Break Time
Skidder
Skidder
Perry Ross Family living in railcars at Hill 60
Perry Ross Family
Perry Ross
Perry Ross
Sahtlam 1925 Bridge built by Dan Chisholm
Sahtlam 1925
Shovel Crew
Shovel Crew
Chokerman
Chokerman
Kapoor Logging at Sooke Hills
Kapoor Logging
Japanese Detainees
Detainees
The Men playng Volley Ball after a long weeks work
Down Time
Paldi Sikh Temple
Sikh Temple
Jor Malla
Jor Malla
Gurdave, Guljar 1943
Dressed to Kill
First of July Parade
First of July
Paldi Store
Paldi Store
Paldi Store
Paldi Store
Early Store
Early Store
Wreckreation
Wreckreation
Hanging out at the office
Hanging Out
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