Sleeping Beauty Mountain
Sleeping Beauty Mountain
from the Doctor's Office,
Morning Sunrise, Jan 11, 2011
Little better quality
Taken from the Terrace, off Kalum St.
where the Senior Citizen development is today (2012)
Terrace gets it's name from the Terraces in the area.
Sept 10, 1919 land ad, 160
acres for $2500.00
3 1/2 miles from town, Mr. John King owned it
A big secret of the Terrace area is the ability to grow fruit here.
Everyone thinks this happens in BC
in the Okanagan only.
We don't like to tell too many folks,
or everyone will want to live here!
When the Railroad first went thru here,
whole refrigerated car loads of strawberries,
were shipped straight thru
and probably on to Chicago.
Some of the berries went west to Prince Rupert,
and some south to Vancouver and Victoria.
With hybrids now, there isn't hardly a fruit
that can't be grown here, including Peaches.
Raspberries, Currants, Gooseberries, Blueberries,
Apples, Pears, Grapes, and Plums to name a few.
Wild Saskatoon Berries are abundant here also.
A May 17, 1921 newspaper I found online, had an article titled,
"Strawberries Grow to Giant Size in Sunny Mountain Oasis"
sub heading, Ripened in Mountain Sunshine.
Terrace was famous for it's Big, Luscious Strawberries,
they called "Skeena Wonders", only 7-9 filled a box!
They ripened after other berries,
and had the market to themselves.
The article claimed a $500 per acre profit,
and land was subdivided into 10 acre farms.
A lot of money in 1921!
Add the fact our frost free days are higher than
just about every town or city in the North.
Frost free days are the key to a great garden.
Other areas have to rely on hybrids,
bred to grow quick, with less flavour, or hardiness,
usually the result.
Average Frost Free Days (FFD) in
Vancouver has the highest with 216.
Prince George for instance has 68 FFDs.
Kamloops and Kelowna 156.
Check it out yourself, there is not many places
in Canada that can match the FFD here.
We are between a 4 or 5 on the Hardiness Zone.
another big deal to gardeners.
With Organic and Grown Locally the 2 big items,
in all grocery shopper's lists these days,
I will match Terrace to most other places
where both of these options can be attained easily.
But remember, Please don't tell everybody!
Terrace CNR Train Station
July 5, 1966
click to enlarge thumbnail
photo courtesy Grant Walker, Studio City, CA
Omineca Mining Division, Sub Office- Terrace
C. E. Doolittle- Mining
Recorder and Gold Commissioner
b- June 26, 1887, Toronto, ON
d- Dec 25, 1932 in Vancouver, age 45
son of Herbert Doolittle (Farmer) and Elizabeth Charles
Constable in Prince Rupert ,when he married, age 27
married Edith Emmeline Leach, Aug 7, 1914,
Baptist Pastor's residence, Vancouver BC
b- Montreal Quebec
d- June 27, 1946 in Vancouver, age 65
daughter of William H. Leach (Fruit Merchant) and Mary Cotte
Feb 1918 the Charles Doolittle family
moved to the Perry residence in Smithers.
(NOTE -NOT my sites)
Old Terrace Pioneer Cemetery Records
collected by a former CT&S, Telus employee, in 1999
First Nations Cemetery
an Amateur Historian, and Genealogist.
I use every source I can find, old newspapers, census, archives, etc.
I do a quick search for the names on these pages.
Therefore I do NOT profess to have 100% accurate information.
Use my info as a clue to do your own research.
I am not related to these folks, nor do I have hidden info.
I encourage everyone to visit their local Museum,
or buy a local history book for more info.
I attempt to connect people with their ancestor in these places.
If it works on just one person, per page, it is worth the time it takes
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