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Key Community Milestones


1865 - Collins Overland Telegraph Line constructed
1885 - Father A.G. Morice arrives in area
1899 - Telegraph Trail and Line reconstructed
1900 - Charlie Barrett establishes the Diamond "D" Ranch
1900 - Archie & Neil McInnes settle in North Bulkley area
1904 - Harry Davis names the settlement "Pleasant Valley"
1910 - The settlement's name is changed to "Houston"
1914 - Grand Trunk Pacific Railway completed
1942 - Houton Planer is built by E.G. Bellicini, and later sold to Harry Hagman
1950 - Harry Hagman develops Buck River Lumber
1950 - Electricity arrives in Houston
1957 - Houston is incorporated as a Village municipality
1961 - Highway 16 is paved
1969 - The Village of Houston becomes a District municipality
1970 - Bulkley Valley Forest Industries opens new mill (now owned by Canfor)
1978 - Houston Forest Products officially opens
1980 - Equity Silver Mines begins operations
1994 - Equity Silver Mines ceases operations
1997 - Huckleberry Mines officially opens
1998 - Dyking program completed
2006 - A new Leisure Facility is constructed to replace the aged Aquatic Centre
2007 - The District of Houston celebrates its 50th Anniversary
2014 - West Fraser closes the Houston Forest Products mill
2014 - Current Mayor & Council elected
2015 - A new water treatment facility is constructed
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