MISSION is located on the north side of the FRASER R, about 70 km east of downtown VANCOUVER, across the river from ABBOTSFORD and MATSQUI. It is named for ST MARY'S MISSION, established on the banks of the river in 1862 by the OBLATE missionary Leon Fouquet. The mission included a school—the first RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL for aboriginals in BC—as well as a church and a grist mill used by local farmers. With the arrival of the CPR in 1885, James Welton HORNE, a real estate developer, anticipated...

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