A Life in the Woods: Don McCusker

West Kootenay Forest History Project, Interview with Don McCusker, Yard Foreman and Superintendent, Bell Pole.

Interviewed by Robert Turner and Peter Corley-Smith

March 7, 1994, Vernon BC

Bell Pole

Loading poles at the railway siding at Bell Pole's Nakusp Operation. Photo courtesy of Bell Pole Company Ltd.

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Introduction    Get the Flash Player to see this player.

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A description of Don McCusker talking about his early work experiences and the Bell Pole Company.

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Camplife    Get the Flash Player to see this player.

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A description of what life was like in camp.

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Camps    Get the Flash Player to see this player.

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A description of the forestry camps.

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A description of forest firefighting.

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A description of log booming and other pole companies.

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Logging    Get the Flash Player to see this player.

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A description of logging for poles.

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A description of poles and how they were processed.

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A description of typical workdays and equipment.

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