Echoes from the past: Experimental Farm celebrated 75 years

The Experimental Farm celebrated its 75th anniversary on Friday, July 20, 1962.

  • Jul. 27, 2012 5:00 a.m.

50 Years Ago, 1962

• The Experimental Farm celebrated its 75th anniversary on Friday, July 20, 1962.  The sun shone bright and it was delightful out on the lawns under the trees.  Guided tours showed those present some of the work that goes on at the “Farm”. The site was chosen by the Federal Government in 1887 and work began in 1888. Four other sites across Canada which chosen to have experimental farms were Nappan, N.S., Ottawa, Ont., Brandon, Man. and Indian Head, Sask.

• Kent council held a special meeting in July of 1962 to approve a half million dollar microwave relay tower on Woodside Mountain.  Site of the tower was to be at a height of more than 3000 feet, on Crown land on the ridge between Agassiz and the Harrison River, about four miles by road from the Lougheed Highway.

• Just before going to press, the paper learned that on Tuesday a small transfer of Doukhobor prisoners took place. 15 male prisoners were moved into the new Mountain Prison.  Further transfers would not take place until early August.  Permanent staff would consist of 22 males and 11 females under direction of Mr. Ray A. Wilson.

•  Gibson’s Red and White Store advertised Nabob coffee, regular or fine grind at 1 pound for $.69 and Okanagan apricots at $1.99 for a crate, about 22 pounds.

– submitted by the Agassiz Harrison Historical Society

 

Just Posted

Community artists, amateurs wanted to create Kent anniversary logo

The 125th anniversary committee is hoping to choose a logo designed by the community

Kent to weigh in on ride-sharing policies

The district will be submitting comments to the province on what ride sharing should look like

Chilliwack prolific offender wanted yet again

B.C.-wide warrant issued for David Allen Geoghegan

One man, two women charged with stolen pickup downtown Chilliwack

None of the three have criminal history in B.C.

Enrolment, EA increases make for no surprises in updated school district budget

The budget reflects changes that were made after recieving provincial funds in December

Students seen mocking Native Americans could face expulsion

One 11-minute video of the confrontation shows the Haka dance and students loudly chanting

Olympic softball qualifier to be held in B.C.

Announcement made Saturday evening from Europe

B.C. resident creates global sport training program

The 20 hour course teaches the science and application of interval training at the university level

B.C. VIEWS: Fact-checking the NDP’s speculation tax on empty homes

Negative-option billing is still legal for governments

May plans next move in Brexit fight as chances rise of delay

Some say a lack of action could trigger a ‘public tsunami’

Group challenges ruling for doctors to give referrals for services that clash with beliefs

A group of five Canadian doctors and three professional organizations is appealing

Major winter storm wreaks havoc on U.S. travel

Nearly 5,000 flights were cancelled Sunday around the country

VIDEO: Koch’s OT winner sends Giants to sixth straight victory

Three games, three cities, three victories for Lower Mainland-based G-Men’s major junior hockey team.

Most Read