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Cowichan, BC. Blazed Fir tree marker

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Title

Cowichan, BC. Blazed Fir tree marker

Subject

Exploration and Survey
Landmarks

Description

PART OF CDN LANDMARKSCOLLECTION, EST'D IN 1952 BY R.W. CLARK, D.L.S., S.L.S. THESE MARKERS SPAN OVER 200 YRS. OF CANADIAN SURVEYING & INCLUDE ITEMS FROM EVERY PROVINCE & TERRITORY EXCEPT NFLD.
TREE BLAZED & MARKED TO CREATE A WITNESS MONUMENT, THE PURPOSE OF WHICH IS TO ESTABLISH OR CONFIRM THE TRUE SITE OF A SURVEY MARKER.
THIS BLAZE SECTION FROM A BEARING TREE, WITNESSING A WOOD CORNER POST DATES FROM 1915. WITNESS MONUMENTS OF THIS TYPE WERE TO BE USED IN SURVEYS OF DOMINION LANDS FOR TOWNSHIP & SECTION CORNERS IN BUSH C.1871-1889. AFTER 1890, IRON POST, MOUND & TRENCH WERE PRESCRIBED
*SOURCE: HISTORIC MONUMENTS COMMITTEE, MR. R.O. SEMPER, CHAIRMAN/ *DIM: GIVEN REFER TO BLAZE SECTION IN CLOSED POSITION; EXTENDED W-41.5 CM/ BLAZE PORTION OF BEARING TREE WITNESSING A WOODEN POST AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SECTION 15, RANGE 7, COWICHAN DISTRICT & BOUNDARY OF COWICHAN INDIAN RESERVE NO.1, BC. RECORDED AS-FIR 14 550 [DEG] W 13 LKS BY ARTHUR O.NOAKES , B.C.L.S., 1915. BLAZE & INVERSE REMOVED IN 1960 FROM 24" LIVING TREE BY D.H. BROWNE, D.L.S. THREE NEW BEARING TREES REFERENCE NEW STANDARD (CLS) POST/ SEE ALSO 940446-940450"

Date

1915: Surveyor A. Noakes blazed a sight line at Section 15 Range 7 of the Cowichan Indian Reserve No. 1 and Cowichan Valley boundary, west of present day Duncan, BC.
1960: Collector D. H. Browne removed the blazed fir tree for a larger collection being compiled in Ottawa that consisted of markers from all over Canada.
1973 to Present Day: The blazed fir tree marker resides in Ottawa at the Museum of Science and Technology.

Rights

Government of Canada Open Government Licence http://open.canada.ca/en/open-government-licence-canada

Identifier

1973.0782

Coverage

Duncan, British Columbia
Section 15 Range 7
Cowichan Indian Reserve No. 1 and Cowichan Valley boundary

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