DEERHOLME, 45 km northwest of VICTORIA on VANCOUVER ISLAND, is a rural AGRICULTURAL district, settled in the early 1900s, that grew up around the early store and post office of Justus E. Williams. When the CNR's Cowichan branch line reached this area in the early 1920s, LOGGING became important. Another branch line, later abandoned, was built from Deerholme to COWICHAN BAY in 1924 so that wood products could be shipped more easily.
by Andrew Scott

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