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VANCOUVER , BC Canada - Great Northern Railroad terminal waiting room. - False Cr demolished 1935

VANCOUVER , BC Canada - Great Northern Railroad terminal waiting room. - False Cr demolished 1935

When the CPR announced Vancouver would be the railway's terminus, the town's population was about 400. (Four years after the railway arrived, it was 13,000.) Photo: "The First Train", May 1887

When the CPR announced Vancouver would be the railway's terminus, the town's population was about 400. (Four years after the railway arrived, it was 13,000.) Photo: "The First Train", May 1887

Hastings Street Looking East - 1918/2010

The buildings in the foreground are still there, and a few of the background buildings as well. I love the lamp posts back then, too bad something similar wasn't there now. This was taken from Howe street.

Looking northeast at Robson and Howe streets, 1917 From left to right: the old Court House (now the VAG), Hotel Vancouver (# 2 of 3, now the site of Eaton’s, or whatever they’re calling it these days), and the top of the Vancouver Block.

Looking northeast at Robson and Howe streets, 1917 From left to right: the old Court House (now the VAG), Hotel Vancouver (# 2 of 3, now the site of Eaton’s, or whatever they’re calling it these days), and the top of the Vancouver Block.

Then-Calgary mayor Ralph Klein hitchhikes with Calgary Olympic mascots Hidy and Howdy.

Then-Calgary mayor Ralph Klein hitchhikes with Calgary Olympic mascots Hidy and Howdy.

Gold prospectors line up on Cordova St to get outfitted – 1898 (courtesy City of Vancouver Archives)

Gold prospectors line up on Cordova St to get outfitted – 1898 (courtesy City of Vancouver Archives)

Fred Herzog (b.1930, German) - Robson St., Vancouver, Canada, 1957 via DODGE & BURN

Fred Herzog (b.1930, German) - Robson St., Vancouver, Canada, 1957 via DODGE & BURN

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