The chief industry in those early days was trapping, as there was little market for farm produce. As the fur became scarce the settlers took to more extensive farming operations and stock raising and now there are some good-sized farms under cultivation and some sizable herds in the district. A large shipment of cattle was sent out this year from the herds of the Freers, Robinsons, Westergaards, Hills and Martells. Some excellent grain crops were also produced this year.
During the past two years the district has settled up fast and now the best of the available land is taken. The crying need of the district is for better transportation facilities. The only road to outside points at present is a trail made by the settlers. With the expected road extensions and the development on the land, this district will be one of the best in the Peace River Block in the near future.