Videos about early Vancouver

Videos about early Vancouver

A ride through Victoria and Vancouver 1907 (Vancouver begins at about 3.14) released by the Canadian archives in Ottawa, and enhanced by youtube user guy jones. Sam Sullivan has made several Kumtuks videos about Vancouver in the early days: naming

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The ward system in Vancouver, 1886

The ward system in Vancouver, 1886

One of the first things the Mayor and Aldermen did when forming a government was to divide Vancouver into five Wards. This was done through Vancouver By-Law No. 3 Here are the ward boundaries established in 1886, superimposed onto an

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Reading the handwritten minutes

Reading the handwritten minutes

Reading the original handwriting from the early Vancouver City Council minutes can be a challenge. The nineteenth-century script is a spiky form of cursive, written with pen and ink; not always easy for twenty-first century eyes to decipher. Some of

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