Arrival in Mission, leisure activities, positive and negative aspects of Mission, the book Mission’s Living Memorials, father as a Main Street merchant, 1940’s Main Street in Mission, stores for clothing, grocery stores, pharmacies, jewellery stores, toy stores, disagreeable aspects of Main Street, town celebration for Christmas and Easter, the Strawberry Festival, changes and continuities in downtown Mission since the 1940’s.

Title: Mission History
Box: F
File: 2
Topic: Early Mission: Downtown
Interviewer: Suzanne Mathieson
Interviee(s): Betty Dandy
Date: July 9, 2001
Scope: 1 audio tape
Length: N/A
Summary: Interviewee talks about her arrival in Mission, leisure activities, things she liked and did not like about Mission, her book Mission’s Living Memorials, father as a Main Street merchant, 1940’s Main Street in Mission, stores for clothing, grocery stores, pharmacies, jewellery stores, toy stores, disagreeable aspects of Main Street, town celebration for Christmas and Easter, the Strawberry Festival, changes to downtown Mission since the 1940’s, things that have stayed the same since 1940.