Vintage Vancouver Trees
Yesterday was National Tree Day and this weekend communities around the province are tree day activities. I thought it would be only fitting to have a tree theme for this week's roundup of photos from the Vancouver Public Library. Bear in mind, most of Vancouver - including and especially downtown - was covered in forest in the early days. 1886 J.W. Horne's real estate office in a hollow log at Georgia & Granville. VPL Accession Number: 1099. Photographer: H.T. Devine. 1870 Gassy Jack's tree…
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Postcard: Malahat Drive, c.1911
"Malahat Drive, Vancouver Island" Canadian Post Card. Photo by Leonard Frank, Alberni, B. C. The Malahat Drive on southern Vancouver Island (near Victoria, BC). Opened in 1911.
We have too many local government archives
Legislature in 1940 Saanich, Victoria, Oak Bay, Esquimalt and View Royal all have municipal archives but all of them are underfunded and understaffed. Sidney has their arches with the Sidney Museum and Archives, they may also serve as the archives for North Saanich Colwood I think has started an archives, but information about it is not really available online The four archives are open for a cumulative 60 to 65 hours a week. The one museum that houses a municipal archives is open for 25…
Cities - Journeys & Transformations: British Columbia Landscapes
The First Nations people of Victoria, British Columbia have a long relationship with the city, and a vital living community.
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