Movie Monday: Lumber Mill Work

Image: A film still showing Miles Marcy’s truck being loaded (SPRA 198.02.07, Fonds 198: Ward-Marcy family fonds)

Movie Monday highlights videos from the Archives’ film collection. Every week, an archival film will be featured on our YouTube channel and here on our blog. The Movie Monday project is made possible with the generous funding support of Swan City Rotary Club of Grande Prairie.

Throughout our Movie Monday series, you will become acquainted with a number of families from the South Peace Region. Today we introduce to you the Ward-Marcy family. Miles Marcy and Marion Ward were born in Grande Prairie and Sexsmith, respectively. They were married on December 17, 1946 and had five children.

After their marriage, Miles discovered that he loved the trucking industry and soon acquired a gravel truck, a loader, a Cat, and a sand screener. He owned two quarter sections of land near Kleskun Lake that contained sand pits, and so he began hauling gravel. He also worked for Jack Mackie’s concrete business, and in the winter, hauled lumber.

The film below shows various scenes from around a lumber mill (ca. 1960), but focuses especially on Miles Marcy’s truck being loaded with lumber.

We will be seeing more of the Ward-Marcy family later on, so stay tuned!

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