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Speculations on a Black ‘House of Ill Fame’

When I was browsing through a fascinating, very early fire insurance map book of Vancouver in UBC’s rare book room, recently, I noticed a label that took me aback: “Negro Ill Fame”.  I knew what “ill fame” denoted (a ‘house … Continue reading

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Gulf of Georgia Towing

The images above and below show the Gulf of Georgia Towing Co. from different angles. The one above is looking from west of the second Granville Bridge (the swing-span bridge that crossed false creek prior to the construction of the present … Continue reading

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The False Creek Stations

 The image above shows Union Station (serving trains of the Great Northern and the Northern Pacific Railways) to the left and the Canadian Northern (later Canadian National) Station in the center. The land on which these depots was built had been … Continue reading

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