Birth of a Community — Part 1

I have been pottering around for yearss now working with various parts of the earliest history of Grandview, and it is time to share some of that research. This will be the first in a series of essays I will publish here as pdfs for comment and improvement. Your ideas, suggestions, corrections, etc will be gratefully received and will help us all understand a little bit better the history of our wonderful neighbourhood.

Many of you will know that the real growth of Grandview took place between 1905 and 1913. However, that growth was an outcome of decisions made decades earlier when lumber was king and Grandview was a forest. This part of the story — “:Birth_In The Beginning for web” — (select link to download the pdf) describes how Grandview came to be in the 1860s and 1870s.

One thought on “Birth of a Community — Part 1

  1. I like the look of this, and the short bits I glanced at. I look forward to r4ading it all in detail. Thank you so much for creating this. It is much needed! The detailed and non-corporate history of Vancouver is almost completely untold.


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