The photograph depicts Abe Willis holding reins of team of horses at fairgrounds, circa 1910 (Chilliwack Museum and Archives, insert number P293)

VIDEO: Historical look at the Chilliwack Fair

Photos from as far back as 1909 provided by the Chilliwack Museum and Archives

As the 147th annual Chilliwack Fair approaches The Progress launches a new occasional series where we share historical images of certain events, places and people from the vast collection at the Chilliwack Museum and Archives.

Take a look back here at the Chilliwack Fair from an overview of the grounds in 1909 to the midway in the 1960s.

Stay tuned in the coming months for more slideshows featuring sports, flooding, Cultus Lake and others from in and around Chilliwack, all from images provided by the Chilliwack Museum and Archives.


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B.C. Electric Railway electric-powered vehicle as a parade float on the Chilliwack Fair grounds, July 1, 1914. Ernie Holder is the driver at centre, with J.M. Hollis standing on left. Signs visible of sides and top of vehicle read: B.C. Electric 100,000 horse-power, B.C. Electric Ry. Co., Electrically Driven, and This truck is operated by canned electricity. Robert G. and Susan Skelton house on Spadina Avenue visible at top left in photograph. (Chilliwack Museum and Archives, insert number P558)

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