Matsqui Sumas Abbotsford Pioneer Stories 1890–1950
“A celebration of lives lived fully. . . . Within these accounts lives a record of the vision, values, and courage that shaped our community”
We are delighted to announce the publication of Matsqui Sumas Abbotsford Pioneer Stories 1890–1950, an eclectic collection of 199 stories — many told first hand — of those who settled in British Columbia’s central Fraser Valley. Within these pages the stories of Italian miners, Scandinavian farmers, Japanese berry farmers, Sikh mill workers, and many others come alive. Life-changing events such as the 1935 Sumas Prairie Flood, the wartime internment of Japanese Canadians, and the 1948 Fraser River flood are all described with priceless insights. A joint project of the MSA Pioneers Association and the MSA Museum Society, this lavishly illustrated coffee table book is sure to delight a variety of readers and prove a valuable addition to the social history of the Fraser Valley and British Columbia.
William Glasgow, Book design and cover
9 x 11. 388 pages. Casebound. May 2013. First printing 1,500 copies. ISBN 978-0-9737193-3-8.
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