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RAT PORTAGE

7TH APRIL 2011

A strange name for a business, but the Rat Portage sawmill on False Creek was one of the largest operations in the city and took its name from the prairie town of Rat Portage. The False Creek mill opened in 1902 under the supervision of William Lamont Tait, probably better known for his impressive Shaughnessy home, Glen Brae. The rat in the name refers to muskrats.

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