Giant Lumber Company Lumber Flume 

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The following is a scanned letter written by Mr. WM Reeves on July 16, 1916.  Mr. Reeves worked in a coal mine in West Virginia and was writing his family who lived on Reddies River near North Wilkesboro.  The letter was written after Mr. Reeves heard of the 1916 flood, which is the same flood that washed away the lumber flume.   

Letter and Pictures courtesy of Mr. Harvey Chambers

Click here to view a typed version of the letter.


Click here to read the article, "The Flume" written by Andrew Casey published in the North Wilkesboro Journal Patriot. 

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