That’s a Lot of Shingles

This item about the Buffalo Lakes Lumber Company caught my attention because of the large numbers of saw and shingle logs harvested that winter.  It seems pretty impressive for 1914.  I also noticed that the same man, J.A. Evans, was manager of the lumber company, as well as a hardware store in Lake Saskatoon.  He was obviously a big believer in advertising and promotion.  His businesses often had full page ads in the newspaper, and usually had a “deal” on the go, such as the chance to win a steel range and lumber.

Researched & written by Kathryn Auger

Grande Prairie Herald ~ March 2, 1915

Grande Prairie Herald ~ March 2, 1915

Grande Prairie Herald ~ March 10, 1914

Grande Prairie Herald ~ March 10, 1914