Merville was originally founded as a farming community, a government initiative for returned WWI veterans to settle on their own plot of land. It soon became apparent that land quality was questionable and people had to turn elsewhere for income to make ends meet.

Here’s a look back at the folks who made up Merville in 1941. Many loggers and farmers are noted but you’ll also find a maid, a school teacher, an artist and even a Fuller Brush dealer!

This listing is from the British Columbia and Yukon Directory for 1941.