At this roundtable discussion, members of the community share memories, experiences and knowledge of the Mission River Industry from the 19th century to present day. The members discuss the river industry from the late 1800’s to the 1920’s, through the 1930’s to the flood of 1948, 1948 to the 1970’s, and the 1980’s to the present day. Members focus on what river industries were in the different eras, what the area looked like, smelled like, sounded like and felt like, what were some of the catalysts for change, and the dynamics between businesses, owners, workers, cultural groups, customers and residents. They discuss topics like logging, fishing, tug boats, river boats, the CPR, bridges, produce, import, export, transportation, factories, buildings, stores, government involvement, problems and successes.

Title: Mission History – River Industry
Box: K
File: 2
Topic: History of the River Industry in Mission
Interviewer: N/A
Interviee(s): N/A
Date: February 21, 2007
Scope: 1 audio tape
Length: N/A
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At this roundtable discussion, members of the community share memories, experience and knowledge of the Mission River Industry from the 19th century to present day. The members discuss the river industry from the late 1800’s to the 1920’s, through the 1930’s to the flood of 1948, 1948 to the 1970’s, and the 1980’s to the present day. Members focus on what river industries were in the different eras, what the area looked like, smelled like, sounded like and felt like, what were some of the catalysts for change, and the dynamics between businesses, owners, workers, cultural groups, customers and residents. They discuss topics like logging, fishing, tug boats, river boats, the CPR, bridges, produce, import, export, transportation, factories, buildings, stores, government involvement, problems and successes.