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  • Writer's pictureVesa Oja

Finn Slough 2006

4th Finglish trip August 2006 #5

A Finnish fishing community was established in Richmond in British Columbia Canada at the mouth of the Fraser River in the 1880s. During the Great Depression the Finns worked on local farms, and bridge and dam construction also provided relief. In the 1940s and 1950s there were still around 70 families, totalling 300 persons, at Finn Slough.

By the 1970s, the last of the original settlers had moved to better-equipped nearby communities. Finn Slough was a miserable outlying village. It has come to be re-appreciated and the picturesque authentic village now attracts both conservationists and artists.

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