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Vancouver Was Awesome: Looking for Sputnik, 1957

Vancouver Was Awesome: Looking for Sputnik, 1957

A Vancouver time travelogue brought to you by Past Tense .

Vancouver Rising in 1986 and 1970

I will not sleep until every Tumblr user in Vancouver is following Vancouver Rising , a new blog that turns archival videos into quick and super awesome GIFs.

VIDEO: Banshees Over Canada documentary about Vancouver WWII air raid preparations

Air raid wardens in Vancouver? Yep. The Royal BC Museum shared this amazing archival film from the National FIlm Board on their BLOG today. In 1943, when this film was made, BC had the largest air siren system in the world.
Coal Harbour squatters, 1911

Coal Harbour squatters, 1911

A Vancouver time travelogue brought to you by Past Tense . For much of Vancouver’s history, the shores surrounding the city was home to squatters living in houseboats and cabins.
Vancouver Was Awesome: Texas Guinan, 1933

Vancouver Was Awesome: Texas Guinan, 1933

A Vancouver time travelogue brought to you by Past Tense .
Vancouver Was Awesome: Reconstructing Gastown, 1972

Vancouver Was Awesome: Reconstructing Gastown, 1972

A Vancouver time travelogue brought to you by Past Tense . In the late 1960s, community activists mobilized to block a major freeway proposal that would have decimated Chinatown, Strathcona, and Gastown.
Happy 30th, @BCPlace!

Happy 30th, @BCPlace!

You'd be hard pressed to find someone who grew up in British Columbia who doesn't have a memory connected to the iconic stadium named after their province.
Vancouver Was Awesome: Agnes Deans Cameron

Vancouver Was Awesome: Agnes Deans Cameron

A Vancouver time travelogue brought to you by Past Tense . With the success of her 1909 book The New North , Agnes Cameron became the first celebrated BC-born author.
Vancouver Was Awesome: Born on the Fourth of July

Vancouver Was Awesome: Born on the Fourth of July

A Vancouver time travelogue brought to you by Past Tense . After failing to make his fortune in the Cariboo Gold Rush in the 1860s, John "Gassy Jack" Deighton took over the Globe Saloon in New Westminster.
Vancouver Was Awesome: Jack Benny, 1944

Vancouver Was Awesome: Jack Benny, 1944

A Vancouver time travelogue brought to you by Past Tense . Jack Benny was a vaudevillian, radio, and television comedian. His connection to Vancouver began in 1922 when he was touring the Orpheum circuit with the Marx Brothers .