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Imagine being born in Vancouver in 1902, growing up in Honolulu, Hawaii and settling in Qualicum Beach in 1919. Such was the life of George Abernethy.

His company, Abernethy Timber Company Ltd. Was the first company to begin operations in the Robert Dollar claim, later known as the Northwest Bay division of the McMillan Bloedel Company. Want to know more?  → p. 70 Parksville & then some by Marjorie Leffler.

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