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MONTE DRAPER | BEMIDJI PIONEER Jim Jones Jr., right, takes one last measurement before he and his students prepare to fold the bark around a birch bark canoe frame as (from left) Allan Smith, Terry Larson and William Jones help hold a canoe built last year by Jones.

Made by hand: Man guides community members in hand making a birch bark canoe

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CASS LAKE -- The finish date is Aug. 2, but Jim Jones Jr. feels confident.

With members of the area community, Jones is in the process of building a birch bark canoe, which he thinks will be finished well before the original set completion date.


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Joe Froemming
Joe Froemming is a reporter/copy editor for the Bemidji Pioneer. You can follow him on Twitter @JosephBemidji
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