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On the Street Where You Live (vol. 2)

Humphreys, Danda

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ISBN 10: 1894384091 / ISBN 13: 9781894384094
Editore: Heritage House, Surrey, 2000
Condizione: As New Rilegato
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SUBTITLED : `Victoria's Early Roads and Railways'. 188 page look at the British Columbia capital between 1862 and 1930 approx. The first 99 pages look at the business founders of the city, the mates, their palatial homes and the streets named for them. Meet Fanny Sluggett, John and Christiana Weiler, Samuel Nesbitt and Cracker Castle, or James Fell (grocer). Pages 100 onward deal more with the three railway lines that served the Saanich Peninsula : B.C. Electric, V & S, and the Canadian Northern Pacific (see map on page 106). Read more about : Christmas Hill, the Galloping Goose, Colquitz Jail, Durrance Station and Bastion Square. Illustrated by two maps and many b/w (archive) photrographs. Cond : Boards are forest green with gilt lettering on spine only. D.J. is dark green with yellowy-orange lettering. Front cover graphic (two additional images on d.j. back) shows a street car at the Fort Street intersection headed for the Oak Bay terminus.BOTH spines are fine. Corners and edges crisp. Colours bright, binding tight, very clean. No names, marks, tears. folds nor bumps. SIGNED by the author (w/ short inscr.) on title page. Very giftable !! Quote (p. 58)(photo caption) : " Two years after Robert Dunsmuir died, sixth daughter Jessie married Sir Richard Musgrave in an elaborate ceremony that included no fewer than 27 young female attendants. ". Codice inventario libreria 004521

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Titolo: On the Street Where You Live (vol. 2)

Casa editrice: Heritage House, Surrey

Data di pubblicazione: 2000

Legatura: Hardcover

Illustratore: B/W Photographs

Condizione libro: As New

Condizione sovraccoperta: As New

autografato: Signed by Author(s)

Edizione: First Edition

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In the mid-1800s, Victoria grew from a fur-trading post into a provincial capital—the jewel in British Columbia's golden crown. Meanwhile, many of the early residents, happy to leave the Hudson's Bay Company behind, followed simple trails from the fort or discovered new routes of their own. In her first book, Danda Humphreys introduced readers to some of the people who forged those pioneer pathways. Now she takes us another step back in time to the roads and railways that connected the original city's core to today's suburbs.

From Saanich to Sooke, street names tell stories of intrigue and adventure:

Rowland Avenue, named for the farm labourer with a sinister sideline: hangman for the HBC.

Joan Crescent, where coal baron Robert Dunsmuir's widow once resided in solitary splendour in a castle called Craigdarroch.

Sidney Avenue, close to where the Brethour brothers donated land for the northern terminus of the "Cordwood Express," first train to link the city with the Saanich Peninsula and the islands in the Strait of Georgia.

In this second book in her On the Street Where You Live trilogy, Danda once again combines her passion for the past with a penchant for lively prose to bring you stories about Victoria's pioneers. You know the streets; now meet the people—their lives, their loves and the legends they left behind.

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