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My Mission: Agricultural Fair

Mission Agricultural Association Sign Mission’s Agricultural Fair, more commonly known as the “Fall Fair”, was Mission’s longest running annual event.  The Agricultural Association held the first Fair in 1894—when Mission was little…
Artifact- Dazey Butter Churn
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The Curious Collection of Anthony Taulbut: Dazey Butter Churn

  This useful artifact is a butter churn. It was manufactured by Dazey Churn & MFG Co. which was one of America’s most prolific butter churn producers. These churns are easily recognizable because their brand name is embossed…
Artifact - Gold Pan
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The Curious Collection of Anthony Taulbut: Gold Pan

In the 19th century version of a ‘get-rich quick’ scheme, the Fraser River Gold Rush (1858-59) followed by the Cariboo Gold Rush (1860-63) brought a flood of hopeful gold miners to the interior of British Columbia, irrevocably altering the…