Operated by the Mission District Historical Society, the Mission Community Archives serves as a central repository for all community records that document the social, economic, and political development of the District of Mission and the Fraser Valley Regional District Electoral Areas: I (Dewdney-Hatzic Island), J (Nicomen Island – Deroche), K (Lake Errock) and L (McConnell Creek-Hatzic Prairie).
We acknowledge the financial assistance of the District of Mission
The holdings include the records of individuals and families, arts and community organizations, clubs and local businesses and some local government. The archives also maintain a small reference collection pertaining to the history of the municipality, genealogical research, and the administration of archives.
and the Province of British Columbia
Glimpses of the Past: c.1912
Jim & Vera Gourlay family fonds / Mission Community Archives
CPR ROCK-CRUSHING PLANT , west of the Nicomen Station, was constructed and operational in 1911. The new plant was built following a decision by the CPR to double-track the railway line. The location was chosen because of the local availability of suitable aggregate resources. Situated on a steep face north of the Slough, the plant was constructed "approximately opposite the north end of Johnson Road." (SOURCE: Discovering Deroche by Daphne Sleigh)
In addition to having a telegraph office, the plant generated its own electricity by damming the waterway which flowed into the Nicomen Slough. Following the removal of the crushing equipment in 1916, the quarry was closed.
If you or someone you know have photographs and/or information about the quarry, please email the archivist, Val Billesberger.
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