• Short Summary

    What's believed to be the tallest flagpole ever shipped from Canada starts on its cumbersome journey from the forests of British Columbia -- near Chemainus.

  • Description

    What's believed to be the tallest flagpole ever shipped from Canada starts on its cumbersome journey from the forests of British Columbia -- near Chemainus. It's a gift to Britain's Royal Botanical gardens from the forest associations of the province, and it's a gift that's been three-hundred and seventy-one years in the making. That's the estimated age of the Douglas fir from which it was cut. It was a problem finding a suitable tree: but an even greater problem was involved in getting its two-hundred and fourteen foot length cut of the forests.....It was necessary to truck the giant fir some _twenty-three_ miles over winding, narrow roads..
    Two logging trucks - connected by a one-hundred and twenty-five-foot cable -- make the haul without a hitch. There's enough lumber in the pole to build two medium-sized homes - almost ten-thousand board feet!

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7WNDERSJ25BCPQ14JXZ1DSFY4
    Media URN:
    VLVA7WNDERSJ25BCPQ14JXZ1DSFY4
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/03/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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