Behind him wound the valley of the St. Charles black with the shadows of pine and Tamarac.
Canada then fell back on Tamarac, or 'hackmatac,' as builders called it.
That he might see ore-crushers at work for the first time in his life, he visited the Tamarac mine.
Many of the roads leading thereto had been paved with Tamarac poles, making what is now known as corduroy roads.
It was shored up with Tamarac poles and when the camp was abandoned Paul pulled up this cribbing.