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Stanley Park's Secret  The Forgotten Families of Whoi Whoi, Kanaka Ranch, and Brockton Point, Barman, Jean
1 Barman, Jean Stanley Park's Secret The Forgotten Families of Whoi Whoi, Kanaka Ranch, and Brockton Point
Madeira Park, BC Harbour 2005 1550173464 / 9781550173468 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket Illustrated by Map Endpapers 
Only slight wear to dust jacket, light bump to bottom edge of front board. ; A bright, solid book, Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; B&W Illustrations; 9.10 X 6.20 X 1.10 inches; 288 pages; Officially opened in 1888, Stanley Park was born alongside the city of Vancouver, so it is easy to assume that the park was a pristine wilderness when it was first created. But much of it had been logged and it was home to a number of settlements. Aboriginal people lived at the villages of Whoi Whoi, now Lumberman's Arch, and nearby Chaythoos. Some of the immigrant Hawaiians earlier employed in the fur trade took jobs at the lumber mills that dotted Burrard Inlet from the 1860s and settled at "Kanaka Ranch," which was located just outside the park's southeast boundary. Others resided at Brockton Point on the peninsula's eastern tip. Only in 1958 was the last of the many families forced out of their homes and the park returned to its supposed "pristine" character.Working in collaboration with descendants of the families who once lived in the park area, historian Jean Barman skilfully weaves together the families' stories with archival documents, Vancouver Parks Board records and court proceedings to reveal a troubling, yet deeply important facet of BC's history. 
Price: 25.00 CDN
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A Pictorial History of Vancouver  Book 1 Origin of Street and Place Names, Edward Allen, Richard
2 Edward Allen, Richard A Pictorial History of Vancouver Book 1 Origin of Street and Place Names
Winnipeg Josten 1982 Hardcover Very Good Signed by Author
Signed by Author; Front card cover has a little soil, crease lower spine, some scuffing ; Large author inscription on front fly leaf, tight solid book. ; B&W Illustrations; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 128 pages; This incudes a brief history of the area along with early photos of the streets covered and a brief background and photos of those who streets were named for. This is only book one of two. 
Price: 19.95 CDN
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Vancouver  The Way It Was, Kluckner, Michael
3 Kluckner, Michael Vancouver The Way It Was
North Vancouver, BC Whitecap Books 1984 0920620566 / 9780920620564 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Illustrated by Michael Kluckner 
Small dot top page edges, only light wear top book and dustjacket ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped; B&W and Colour Illustrations; 12.30 X 9.50 X 1 inches; 239 pages; Kluckner has taken old historical photographs from the Vancouver of old and created beautiful watercolour reproductions, romanticizing Vancouver's historical buildings and neighbourhoods. Accompanying all this is a brief biography of the people associated with the buildings and histories of the neighbourhoods. A simple full page map showing the important areas and streets covered in the book appears after the table of contents. 
Price: 26.50 CDN
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Philip Timms' Vancouver  1900-1910, Thirkell, Fred & Bob Scullion
4 Thirkell, Fred & Bob Scullion Philip Timms' Vancouver 1900-1910
Surrey, BC Heritage House Publishing 2006 1894974182 / 9781894974189 1st Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Only slight wear to book and DJ ; A bright, solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; B&W Photographs; 192 pages; "Philip Timms was a man of many accomplishments, but one of the most notable was his photographic record of Vancouver and the Lower Mainland, created between 1900 and 1910. As Vancouver evolved from a colonial outpost to a modern centre of industry and tourism, Timms sought to preserve views of the maturing city and its people, from landmark buildings to street scenes to children and families. James B. Stanton, a former curator of history at the Vancouver Museum, wrote: "All of Timms' photographs have a certain recognizable quality about them; much of the kindness and gentleness of the man himself comes through. His shots are candid and uncluttered and capture dramatically the feeling and mood of the time."Fortunately, Vancouver's adolescence coincided with the "golden age of postcards," when billions of them were being sent, exchanged and hoarded all over the world. By 1910, numerous photographers were producing postcards in the Vancouver area, but Philip Timms stood well above the others. This sampling of Timms' best work is full of life: people in action on the streets, in the parks, on the waterfront and on ships. " 
Price: 25.00 CDN
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