Lumber Camp

Posted by on May 23, 2012 in Exhibits

There were many lumber camps in the Edson area in the early 1900s, supplying the railways with much needed ties. The Erith Tie Camp on the Erith and Embarrass Rivers is highlighted in our display of the early lumber camps. Most of the artifacts displayed within the exhibit were donated by the Corser family who owned the Erith Tie Camp. The large pictures of the camp give visitors a sense of the hardship the workers faced as well as the vastness of the camp itself. For a more in-depth look at the life of the Tie Camp Worker, an interactive touch screen gives visitors even more information through pictures, sounds and amazing facts about the Corser family and others who worked at the camp.