Thursday, February 6, 2014

Sumas Mercantile and Groceries - c. 1910

Photograph credited to the Reach Gallery and Museum, Abbotsford, BC
I was delighted to visit the Reach Gallery and Museum in Abbotsford, British Columbia.  It is a very classy museum and I recommend people to give it a visit.  They have a great photo archive and I am honored that I was given permission to post some of their photos which this the first.
According to The Reach the following description was shared with this photo:
"Sumas Meat Market and Groceries building in Sumas, WA.  Man in horse drawn wagon on street in front of the building.  Resident of Huntington and Sumas Prairie often travelled to the U.S. to shop and for medical care. Sumas was more accessible then Abbotsford at that time."
According to description from The Reach Gallery, they identified the business to being Sumas Meat Market and Groceries.  However after close examination, a Sumas resident pointed out the fact that she believes it was Sumas Mercantile and Groceries.   The sign isn't totally visible but there was a Sumas Mercantile in town.

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