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Vancouver Was Awesome: UFO Over City Hall, 1937

Vancouver Was Awesome: UFO Over City Hall, 1937

A Vancouver time travelogue brought to you by Past Tense . Twenty one-year old Leonard Lamoureux and his brother Wilfred went to City Hall one night in 1937 to photograph the Christmas lights when they spotted a UFO.
Vancouver Was Awesome: Comic Book Burning, 1954

Vancouver Was Awesome: Comic Book Burning, 1954

A Vancouver time travelogue brought to you by Past Tense . The 1950s was a decade of moral panics. In this case it was over children being exposed to horror comic books.
Vancouver Was Awesome: Free Speech Fight, 1912

Vancouver Was Awesome: Free Speech Fight, 1912

A Vancouver time travelogue brought to you by Past Tense . A century ago this week, Vancouver was in the midst of a Free Speech Fight after city council passed a bylaw banning the outdoor meetings of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW).
Vancouver Was Awesome: Railway Porters' Club, 1904

Vancouver Was Awesome: Railway Porters' Club, 1904

A Vancouver time travelogue brought to you by Past Tense . Former lacrosse champion Lige Scurry opened a social club for black people on East Hastings on the site that would later be home to the Smilin' Buddha Cabaret .
Vancouver Was Awesome: Reid Fleming, World's Toughest Milkman

Vancouver Was Awesome: Reid Fleming, World's Toughest Milkman

A Vancouver time travelogue brought to you by Past Tense . Reid Fleming has been a classic in the comic book world since it debuted in the Georgia Straight in 1978. Here he is wreaking havoc on some Vancouver landmarks in the mid-'80s.
Vancouver Was Awesome: Your Grandparents' BC Bud, 1931

Vancouver Was Awesome: Your Grandparents' BC Bud, 1931

A Vancouver time travelogue brought to you by Past Tense . BC Bud beer was launched in 1931 by Coast Breweries Limited, a consortium based in Vancouver.
Vancouver Was Awesome: Hawks Avenue, 1960s

Vancouver Was Awesome: Hawks Avenue, 1960s

A Vancouver time travelogue brought to you by Past Tense . Hawks Avenue at East Georgia Street in the 1960s. For most of its existence, Strathcona has been densely populated with structures like this.

Vancouver Was Awesome: Vancouver Honeymoon

A Vancouver time travelogue brought to you by Past Tense . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOkTF8Rz9UQ Here's an uber cheesy tourism video for Vancouver from around 1960.
Vancouver Was Awesome: The McCleerys

Vancouver Was Awesome: The McCleerys

A Vancouver time travelogue brought to you by Past Tense . In April 1863, Fitzgerald and Samuel McCleery built the first house in what is now Vancouver. The top photo shows a larger farmhouse that replaced the original in 1872.
Vancouver Was Awesome: Shark Attack, 1925

Vancouver Was Awesome: Shark Attack, 1925

A Vancouver time travelogue brought to you by Past Tense . On Wednesday 7 January 1925, Jack Bruce, a diver working for the City of Vancouver, encountered a 6' 2" long shark while diving at the Second Narrows in Burrard Inlet.
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