Our little community of Anmore is celebrating 25 years since incorporation this year. What's amazing to realize is that while we are 25 years old as an official Village, we have homesteading families that have been in Anmore for almost 100 years.
The valley of Anmore was first homesteaded in 1914 with parcels of land going for $5 per acre! Several of the original homesteading families stayed in Anmore and their children and grandchildren are here today to carry on their legacy. These families include the Spence's, the Sparks, the Leggit's, the Lazure's and a few more that we are uncovering as we dig deep into our archives.
As a way to celebrate our history, the Village of Anmore has begun archiving family stories from as far back as 100 years ago, to more recent family stories in a video archive project. So far we have 2 stories of local families and we look forward to many more. It's heartwarming to hear from locals about the old Anmore and how much this place is a part of their history. As a resident of only 9 years, I look forward to the day our family can look back on the history of Anmore in such a personal way.
Here are the stories of the Spence family and the Sparks family. Enjoy! I will post more as they become available.
Thanks for taking the time to read my blog. It's great to be out in the community, participating in some of the great events in and around Anmore and speaking to residents about what matters to them!
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