Credit: CA CCOQ C4-S1-SS3-F01-MH. 2011.3.20, Tri-City News, City of Coquitlam Archives

Canadian Western Lumber Company, also known as Fraser Mills, founded on the banks of the Fraser River. It became the largest mill in the commonwealth and second largest in the world. Most of the workers for the first 20 years of operation were Chinese, Japanese, and Indian.