great vancouver fire – Gastown

June 13 2018

Remembering The Great Vancouver Fire

From The Great Fire of 1886 – Chuck Davis, the Great Vancouver Book Vancouver, a city of about 1,000 wooden buildings was destroyed in less than 45 minutes, some say as little as 20.  Details vary in the accounts of eyewitnesses, but all agree it happened with stunning suddenness.  “Vancouver didn’t burn,” said one eyewitness, …

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