Pioneering Families Recognized
Prince George, B.C. – The City of Prince George celebrated the contributions of two of its pioneering families today – the Foot’s and the Freimuller’s.
Interpretive signs were unveiled at both Foot Park and Freimuller Park as proud family members looked on.
The signs are two of more than 50 interpretive and directional signs and kiosks which celebrate the City’s 100th anniversary.
This summer the City will be installing more signs and kiosks along the City’s Centennial Trail, a 30 km loop of sidewalks and trails around the bowl area connecting Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park, the Heritage River Trails, Moore’s Meadow, University trails, and Ginter’s Meadow.
The signs range from heritage signs celebrating pioneering families to various gathering places in town.
Foot Park is named after Claude Foot, who arrived in Prince George in 1906 and worked for 33 years as a local government officer. Freimuller Park is named after Gottlieb and Mathilda Freimuller who arrived here in the 1920’s to build a family and a farm.
“On behalf of the family, we’d like to thank everyone,” said an emotional Howard Foot, Claude’s son. “It’s a great honour to have the family recognized.”
“It’s a great appreciation to acknowledge the pioneers that were here and worked hard in the early days,” added Rita Freimuller.
Prince George Mayor Lyn Hall said it’s important to recognize the efforts of the City’s pioneering families.
He noted once complete, the trail will become a great attraction for people to enjoy.
“It’s going to be a spectacular walkway throughout the entire community.”