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Namely Vancouver: A Hidden History Of Vancouver Place Names

ISBN 9781551520773
REGISTERED: 10/06/17
UPDATED: 12/13/18
Namely Vancouver: A Hidden History Of Vancouver Place Names
Namely Vancouver traces the fascinating origins and history of Greater Vancouver''s place names-its streets, neighbourhoods, waterways, mountains, boroughs, and buildings, among others, in an illustrated historical glossary that takes you behind the ubiquitous signs and symbols, and provides a unique vantage point on the city. For instance, Commercial Drive was originally named Park Drive, as it abutted Clark Park in East Vancouver

  • Namely Vancouver: A Hidden History Of Vancouver Place Names available on March 08 2016 from Indigo for 19.95
  • ISBN bar code 9781551520773 ξ2 registered March 08 2016
  • ISBN bar code 9781551520773 ξ1 registered August 05 2014
  • Product category is Book

  • # 978155152077

As part of the route of the Vancouver-New Westminster interurban railway, Park Drive attracted a lot of new businesses; so much so, that in 1912 it was renamed Commercial Drive. There seems to be no truth to the rumour that Gassy Jack Deighton was so named for his frequent passing of wind. Rather, this instrumental figure in Vancouver''s early history-the original site of his pub still forms the division between east and west streets in the city-was named for his windbag tendencies, and the legacy of this saloon keeper lives on in the name of historic Gastown. While many of Vancouver''s early surveyors, mayors, and even saloon keepers had the honour of having streets or neighbourhoods named after them, John Morton had a slightly more dubious distinction. As one of the three greenhorns, Morton went down in history as one of Vancouver''s earliest settlers. In return, one of Vancouver''s shortest streets is named after him. Lulu Island is named after Lulu Sweet, an actress with a travelling theatre company. Colonel Moody (of Port Moody fame) was smitten with Miss Lulu, and named the island, now known as Richmond, after her. An unorthodox and revealing guide, Namely Vancouver is an ideal book for tourists and Vancouverites alike. Includes numerous historical and contemporary B&W photographs.

    ^ Namely Vancouver : A Hidden History of Vancouver Place Names by Tom Snyders and Jennifer O'Rourke (2002, Paperback) (revised Oct 2014)
    ^ Namely Vancouver: A Hidden History Of Vancouver Place Names Indigo. (revised Mar 2016)

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