Gary Backlund: Boneyard Creek – Shirley Mills History

Mr. Backlund sent in a great story about a place at the mouth of the Skeena River known as Shirley Mills, Boneyard Creek and Mile 21. This property was originally homesteaded over one hundred years ago by a widow with five children. It was the site of a sawmill and small community for at least 35 years and had its own railroad stop at that time.

Please click on the link below to read the story – best viewed in the original pdf format.

Boneyard Creek – Shirley Mills History by Gary Backlund

Mr. Backlund also sent in some photos of the Cassiar Cannery in 1993 and 1994 which are located in Your Photos.