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Old March 17th, 2012, 10:30 AM   #141
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1973 (based on the Sheraton Landmark).. answers a question I've been pondering, what was at the NW corner of Thurlow and Georgia before the 'gas' building. It's a 14ish story building, to the north was the Downtowner, which lasted about 20 years http://news.google.com/newspapers?id...=2753%2C765249
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Old March 17th, 2012, 10:32 AM   #142
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another interesting article in that same Sept 4 1954 Sun... http://news.google.com/newspapers?id...=4863%2C758675

(front page... transit fare to rise to 15 cents)
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Old March 28th, 2012, 08:45 AM   #143
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Dad's first car - 1952 by R R Horne, on Flickr

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CP#6573 working on Store Street, Victoria, BC by R R Horne, on Flickr

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Postcard: Inner Harbour, Victoria, BC, 1962


Black Ball Transport's M.V. Coho from Port Angeles, WA docked at its Ship Point pier. The new Coho ferry began servicing the route on December 29, 1959 and continues to this day.
Canadian Pacific steamships are docked across the harbour
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Old December 31st, 2012, 10:27 AM   #145
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Postcard: Okanagan Lake Bridge, Kelowna, BC, c. Early 1960s


"OKANAGAN LAKE BRIDGE
Situated at Kelowna, this is the longest floating bridge in the British Empire and was officially opened by Princess Margaret."
A Traveltime Product. Made in Vancouver, Canada, by Grant-Mann Lithographers Ltd.

Pontoon bridge and vertical lift bridge. Opened July 19, 1958; Closed May 31, 2008.
Also known as the Kelowna Floating Bridge, this 2-laned (3-lanes from 1984), 2,100 ft. (650 m) long span connected Westside to Kelowna across Lake Okanagan. Tolls were collected until April 1, 1963.
Part of Highway 97, this structure was replaced by the William R. Bennett Bridge on May 25, 2008.
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Old December 31st, 2012, 10:29 AM   #146
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Postcard: Eaton's Marine Room, c.1950s


"Enjoy the panoramic view of the mountains and the sea as you delight in EATON'S MARINE ROOM Cuisine — Vancouver, B.C., Canada."
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Old May 5th, 2013, 10:25 AM   #147
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Girls on their way to Hollyburn Mountain by West Vancouver Archives, on Flickr
Item is a photograph of two young women wearing large backpacks and carrying ski poles on their way to Hollyburn Mountain.
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Item is a photograph of Mr and Mrs W.M. Holman and their daughter Sylvia, Bob Stewart the local milk man in a Derby hat, and Mr and Mrs Jefferies on a horse and sleigh ride on the south side of the Marine Drive at 14th Street. Jim Jefferies and his wife moved to Ambleside in 1915, and later built their home and store next to Hollyburn Theatre, where they operated their business until Jim retired due to health concerns.


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Item is a photograph of the West Vancouver Lumber Company, located at 1497 Marine Drive. A man is standing in the doorway, and a truck loaded with lumber is in front of the building.
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Shopper in Eaton's shoe department at Park Royal by West Vancouver Archives, on Flickr
Item is a photograph of a shopper in the shoe department at the new Eaton's store in Park Royal Shopping Centre.

A caption accompanying the photograph reads, "Mr. C. McKay of 3451 Emerald Drive of North Vancouver, Sales Supervisor of the Shoe Department interests a customer in one of the high-style formal shoes from his intriguing display , in the new Park Royal Store."
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Dundarave days by West Vancouver Archives, on Flickr
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2368 Bellevue Avenue by West Vancouver Archives, on Flickr
Item is a photograph of Gretchen Day Ross' house, located at 2368 Bellevue Avenue. The house was demolished prior to building the Seastrand Apartments on this site.
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AWESOME!
Reminds me of the movie Pleasant Ville!
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Old December 26th, 2013, 06:28 PM   #156
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Old December 26th, 2013, 07:24 PM   #157
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That is the Vancouver of my youth!
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That is the Vancouver of my youth!
yes, the beatles era!
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I love this topic! Vancouver used to be quite the happening place-- it was not only an industrial centre but an important cultural centre for youth around North America in the 60s and 70s.

I own a guidebook to Metro Vancouver from 1973. Here are a few of the photos inside. Sorry, my scanner is broken, and I wouldn't want to damage the book because it's rather small.


"Grouse Mountain Skyride" is the caption.

The planetarium is now more simply called the MacMillan Space Centre.

The Heritage Village is now called the Burnaby Village Museum. Simon Fraser University, of course, only 8 years old when this was taken.

The sites themselves are familiar, but the lack of development in the background isn't!

Robson Street used to be called Robsonstrasse because it was a centre of small German shops. A far cry from the expensive big-name brands it hosts now!

Yes, once upon a time, there was nothing in Richmond... For most of its life, it was mostly farmland like Delta, with a large fish canning industry in Steveston. The industrial lands expanded, homes popped up to house the workers, Hong Kong became free from British rule, and one thing led to another and now it is what it is. When I was younger, it was my dream to live in the centre of Richmond... Maybe if I become a millionaire, haha.
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I remember Richmond from the early '70's and there was very little there; some new sub-developments cropping up, etc. I remember how hard it was to get a bus out there; they were named something like Number One Road and Number Two Road and they only ran once in a blue moon, and never very late into the evening. Steveston was practically borderline rural.
I remember the West End being very lively and lots of gay bars, things later in the '70's. Also I remember Robson Street being called Robsonstrasse, but I don't think it ever really caught on as
a nickname. In the '70's Gastown was a pretty hip place to be!
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