Wednesday, March 12, 2014

A birds eye view of Huntington and the Hotel Alexandera

Photograph is credited to the Reach Gallery Museum in Abbotsford, British Columbia

This is a view taken from the top of Moe Hill (just to the west of Huntingdon, B.C./Sumas, WA.) from a position near the international boundary, facing North East. The Reach Museum dates this photograph as from some time between 1910 and 1920.  The view is of early Huntington, British Columbia.  In the foreground running left to right is 'C' St.  In the right foreground can be seen the rear of the famous Hotel Alexandra (as seen in the previous 2 posts).  To the northeast, after the draining of Sumas Lake in 1923, Hops were a major crop cultivated for the Canadian beer industry.
Tomorrow, back to Sumas.

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