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What on earth is a “calithumpian” and what is its relevance in a blog about how Vancouver once was? An article in the Woodstock (Ontario) Sentinel-Review, had this to say: According to the Thamesford [Ontario] Calithumpian website, the word Calithumpian … Continue reading

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Street Cleaning Method: 1914

I’m assuming that the conveyances shown in this 1914 image were City of Vancouver entries in the annual Labour Day Parade (and probably also had the function of cleaning up after other animals in the parade). These water tanks, used by … Continue reading

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