Dear Editor:

With regards to the photo of the Boulder Creek Flume in the June 1st Pioneer, the man standing on top of the flume on the left is my dad, Jim Statham. Standing beside him is Bill Carlson, and on the bottom is Alfred Laird and George Watt.

Dad was the youngest of the group who worked on the flume. The caption under the published photo stated that it was 1943, but dad had said that it was 1939, as he was only 17 years old while working on the flume.

Thanks for the photo, as so many people in the valley are unaware of this beautiful piece of hard work that still stands to this day on the benches in Wilmer.

Marjorie Widmer, Wilmer