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Langley City Yesterday

The first European settlers were William and Adam Innes, two brothers who came to British Columbia from near London, Ontario. The early pioneers had to settle in a semi circle to the east, south and west between the Hudson Bay Company's farm and the foot of the highland. (See Langley Township below for detail about farm). The original settlement at Langley City was known as "Innes Corners", and later was called "Langley Prairie" when the post office was transferred there in 1911.

The construction of the Inter-Urban railroad (BC Electric Railway) in 1910 resulted in significant growth. The area along (Old) Yale Road developed into a major business and service centre and attracted trade from all over Langley. Continued growth resulted in the demand for higher levels of service and on March 15, 1955, the City of Langley was incorporated as a separate municipality. Langley takes its name from Fort Langley (Akrigg).

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