History of Vancouver

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Date Posted: July 15, 2018

Vancouver’s history as an urban centre got off to a snappy start in 1867. All that was here on the south shore of Burrard Inlet was the Hastings Sawmill and a couple of tiny native family groupings too small to call settlements. It was so quiet you could shout across the inlet and be heard by someone on the other side.

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Intersection at Granville and Hastings Streets, early 1900s.