Hutton Mills

HUTTON MILLS, 75 km east of PRINCE GEORGE on the FRASER R, was established as a tie camp in 1912 during the construction of the GRAND TRUNK PACIFIC RWY. Several large SAWMILLS were built during the decade, including one by United Grain Growers, a prairie co-op that required vast quantities of lumber for its elevators. The community had a hospital and a population of 800 by the 1920s. During WWII it produced BIRCH plywood, used in aircraft construction, but the last mill closed in the 1950s and...

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