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Vancouver Was Awesome: Siwash Rock trees

A Vancouver time travelogue brought to you by Past Tense . On 9 August 1965, an unusual obituary appeared in the Province newspaper. "The famous tree atop Siwash Rock is dead," it said. Foul play was suspected by the park superintendent.

GIF: Stanley Park's Annual Kids Fishing Derby (1954)

I won't sleep until everyone in Vancouver is following Vancouver Rising (a Tumblr blog that takes archival videos and turns them into quick and beautifully awesome GIFs).
Vancouver Was Awesome: The first horse racecourse, 1887-1889

Vancouver Was Awesome: The first horse racecourse, 1887-1889

A Vancouver time travelogue brought to you by Past Tense . Horse racing began at Hastings Park a few months before this photo was taken from atop the original Hotel Vancouver in 1889. Previously, the local track was what's now downtown Vancouver.

TWO GIFS: Kits Beach in the 40's and Kits Beach in the 80's

Until the day that everyone in Vancouver is following Vancouver Rising (a Tumblr blog that takes archival videos and turns them into quick and beautifully awesome GIFs) I'll be bootlegging one here per week. "Kits Beach in the 40's.

Vancouver Was Awesome: Helen Keller, 1921

A Vancouver time travelogue brought to you by Past Tense . http://www.youtube.

GIF of the construction of the NEW Granville Street Bridge!

Until the day that everyone in Vancouver is following Vancouver Rising , a new Tumblr that takes archival videos and turns them into quick and beautifully awesome GIFs, I'll be bootlegging one here at least once per week.
Vancouver Was Awesome: Cycling Early Vancouver

Vancouver Was Awesome: Cycling Early Vancouver

A Vancouver time travelogue brought to you by Past Tense . Cycling was a popular sport and one of the main modes of transportation in early Vancouver .

The Marine Building GIF

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Vancouver Was Awesome: Looking for Pirate Treasure, 1932

Vancouver Was Awesome: Looking for Pirate Treasure, 1932

A Vancouver time travelogue brought to you by Past Tense . Colonel Jack Leckie was an engineer and soldier of fortune who fought Boers, Bolsheviks, Huns, and Nazis during his career . He settled in Vancouver in 1910.

Vancouver 1986 GIF

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