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Location: Highway 16, 192 miles west of Prince George; 51 miles west of Burns Lake; 40 miles east of Smithers. Population: 4,330. Visitor Information: Houston Chamber, PO Box 396, Houston, BC V0J 1Z0; Phone: (250) 845-7640; Email: email@example.com; Website: www.houstonchamber.ca
Houston had its beginnings in the early 1900s, with farming and logging supporting the community’s growth. In 1912, the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway was built and tie-cutting became a local industry. The 1940s saw the first planer and the first gang mill established. In 1949, a Forest Ranger station was built to meet the demands of the rapidly increasing lumber industry.