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In search of Vancouver families 1886-1986

"The 528 names in this brochure made up Vancouver's first voters list in 1886. Who were these people? When and why did they come to Vancouver? Where did they come from? Who were their ancestors and who are their present-day descendants?

"The British Columbia Genealogical Society is hoping to find answers to these questions, not only for these individuals, but for all of the early residents of Vancouver. To do so, the Society has begun a Vancouver Centennial project. . . . ."

The cucumber tree : and other childhood memories

"This is the story of my childhood. My purpose in writing it is to give my grandchildren insight into their past, and perhaps to give me insight into myself. . . .In Vancouver, where I was born, the 1950s were a time of unprecedented prosperity. The first half of the century had experienced the suffering of two disastrous world wars and the poverty of the Great Depression. But the fifties were a time of recovery, full employment and real wealth. Families were stable, neighbourhoods were safe. . . ."
Memoirs of Bob Ross, who grew up on Macdonald Street, in Vancouver.