Even though our museum is closed and our events have been postponed, the research must go on. There is a very interesting piece of information on the 1935 marriage registration form for Marion McIvor and Edward Visser. Can you find what it is?
Document Source: BC Archives British Columbia Vital Statistics Marriage Registrations 001001 to 1500 GR-2962 Volume 424 ... See MoreSee Less
Due to the ongoing Covid 19 situation, we have closed the museum and cancelled all monthly meetings for the foreseeable future. 🙁
We have also had to postpone our Community Heritage Day and Annual General Meeting, but plan to reschedule them as soon as the BC Ministry of Health deems it safe to do so.
This means that everyone has more time to go through their old photos and jot down memories to share at Community Heritage Day at a later date. 🙂
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Here is a warren of rabbit holes to fall down while you're self-isolating - loads of great historic material to look through.
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Various advertisements in The Province newspaper, October and November 1918 informed people how to fight the Spanish Flu while buying Victory Bonds, encouraged a visit to the dentist and promoted several "cures" for the flu as well as masks that could be ordered from the tailor. ... See MoreSee Less
Something to think about....it's in Spanish, but there are English subtitles. Would you still be sitting at the table at the end of the game?
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The original ownership document and accompanying map issued to Philip Jackman Sr upon his payment of $1.00 per surveyed acre to the Province of BC for a Crown Grant of his quarter section of land on the 21st of April, 1872.
The dotted line "road" running horizontally was the Yale Wagon Road (the future Fraser Highway), the vertical dotted line was "the trail to Nooksack", parts of which became 272 Street. Mr. Jackman would have owned all of the land 1/2 mile north of Fraser and 1/2 mile west of 272.
In the early days of Aldergrove, 272 Street north of the Yale Wagon Road became known as Jackman Road, while south of the Yale Wagon Road was Douglas Road. The Douglas name was eventually dropped,and the entire road from border to river became Jackman Road.
Source: BC Archives, documents G00490901001 and G00490901002
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The William Vanetta barn, which was located on his property at 3268 264 Street. The original land grant was for a quarter section (160 acres) on the 23rd of July 1888.
The Vanetta family also owned the property located across the street at 3227 264 Street, which may (or may not) have been part of the original land grant. More research is required to confirm this.
Image Source: The Langley Advance Centennial Edition 9 November 1967 page 38 (page 2 of the special feature section)
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