In September of 1889 the firefighters finally got horses to pull the fire engine.
“British Columbia is not worth keeping. It should never have been inhabited at all. It will never pay a red cent of interest on the money that may be sunk in it.”
On June 29, 1878 Burrard Inlet's first newspaper appeared. The Moodyville Tickler had a short run probably due to its irreverant manner. For example the more money paid the more glowing the obituary would be. Sounds like fun though.
In 1887 William Macdougall's Advertiser began publishing in Vancouver. For a short time there were three daily newspapers in Vancouver. A settlement with a population of about 1,000.
Also in the year 1887 the Oppenheimer family built a warehouse for their food wholesaling business. It still stands today as the oldest brick building in the city and the home to Bryan Adams' recording studio.
The city of Vancouver was incorporated on April 6, 1886. The ceremony was held in Jonathon Miller's house but had to be delayed. They had forgotten to bring paper to write out the details and someone had to go to the stationery store to buy paper.
July 1 1887 was the day that Vancouver became a customs port of entry.
E.T. Wade proudly became Surrey's first Police Constable in 1887. He was even prouder when a year later they gave him a gun and handcuffs.
Yesterday I said that there is beauty all around us if we look for it. And that is partially what this entry is about. Most of these photos are sitting on my computer because they don't have a story yet or fit in with another story yet I like what I saw. Like this sunflower.
That was fun. At least I enjoyed it and I will have to do it again. I have so many facts to relate, so many more photos that are odd ones out and so many more posts.
I hope you find the beauty around you.
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