HUNTINGDON, 5 km south of ABBOTSFORD, is an AGRICULTURAL community in the FRASER VALLEY named after Huntingdon, QC, home of Benjamin Douglas, the first settler in the area. The CPR built a branch line from MISSION to the US in 1889. Douglas and a partner laid out a townsite at the border, which became a port of entry with a hotel and customs office. Sumas, its neighbour on the US side, saw more growth than Huntingdon, though on some weekends during American Prohibition (1919–33) Huntingdon...

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