Mission History – River Industry

At this roundtable discussion, members of the community share memories, experiences and knowledge of the Mission River Industry from the 19th century to present day. The members discuss the river industry from the late 1800’s to the 1920’s, through the 1930’s to the flood of 1948, 1948 to the 1970’s, and the 1980’s to the [...]

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Mission History – The Fraser River

A participatory session that explores the industries and activities that were predominant on Mission’s waterfront in the early years. Various members share their stories. Martin Dorner discusses the “Lifeblood of the Economy”, David Horne discusses Silverdale and the cut ice on the river, Manzer’s sawdust, Hanna G. was an artist, Joanne Rob discusses the Fraser [...]

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Mission History – Domestic Life

A number of Mission's female residents discuss how electricity made a difference in their domestic lives. The women remember what it was like to grow up in a homewithout electricity and later to run a household without the benefit of electricity. They also talk about the local electric company, Sandwell Electricity, and the widespread availability of hydro [...]

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Mission History – Coastal Logging

Vern Walburn remembers the forestry business in British Columbia in the years of the 1950's and 1960's. He worked for the Milsteam Logging Company and received his forestry engineering degree from University of British Columbia in 1948. He talks about the general forestry industry in British Columbia, the development of the timber industry, its history, and future markets. [...]

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