ABBOTSFORD lies in the central FRASER VALLEY 75 km east of VANCOUVER. A townsite, originally spelled Abbottsford, was laid out beside the CPR track in 1889, the name referring to Henry ABBOTT, superintendent of the railway's Pacific Division. LOGGING and SAWMILLING were important from 1890 to 1930. The Abbotsford Lumber Co, owned by the TRETHEWEY family, built a sawmill on Mill Lk in 1909 and logged extensively until it closed in...

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