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HISTORY OF HOUSTON, BC

For a great Christmas gift, contact the Municipal Office at
250-845-2238 to purchase
a copy of
“Marks Of A Century” Houston History Book.  Cost is
$9.95 plus tax.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION

The history of Houston was recorded in two earlier publications. First there was The Story of Houston, which was written by Betty Dungate and Nancy Goold in the early 1950s as a Houston Women's Institute project. This first history was greatly expanded and published as a 1971 Centennial project entitled Marks on the Forest Floor by a committee headed by Elnora Smith, who was assisted by Betty Dungate, Nancy Goold, and Margaret Morse. We pay tribute to Elnora and her committee. Without their work most of Houston's history would not be available to us today.

NEW BOOK

The Houston history included in this website was developed in early 1998 as a project initiated by the Houston Public Library. Since then, the Year 2000 Houston History Book Committee was established by the District of Houston to produce a third book about this town. The new book, entitled Marks of a Century, is now available. It contains much of the information found in the first two histories of Houston (both now out of print) as well as an update of the last thirty years. The new book is 328 pages, with more than 300 photographs and three colour photo sections. It is available from the District of Houston, Box 370, Houston, BC, V0J 1Z0.  Phone: (250) 845-2238.                                                                   

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