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BO-48-3089 : The Mission Region Flood

 This is a higher altitude shot of the area east of Mission during the big flood of 1948. The flood affected Nicomen Island, Deroche, Dewdney, Dewdney Peninsula, Hatzic and Mission Flats. A total of 13,135 acres of agricultural land were flooded by the Fraser with 514 houses lost to flood waters.

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BO-56-357 : New Westminster Woodwards

 This is a shot of the “stand-alone” Woodwards in New Westminster from 1956. The store was only two years old when this photo was taken. It was torn down in 1991 to make room for Royal City Center Mall.

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58-3 : False Creek Fish Docks

 This is a photo of the Fish Docks on False Creek. It was taken on February 13, 1958. You can still see the railway bridge that went over False Creek, the back of the Seaforth Armoury and part of the rail yards under the Burrard Street Bridge.

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BO-48-3091 : Fort Langley Flood

 This is a higher altitude shot of Fort Langley during the big flood of the Fraser River in 1948. Water completely surrounded the city and Fort Langley was cut off from the rest of the world for almost two weeks.

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0-29 : The Kerrisdale Arena

 The Kerrisdale Arena in Vancouver, also known as the Cyclone Taylor Arena, officially opened November 11, 1949. This photo from early 1950 shows off the new arena and the surrounding neighbourhood. Located at West 41st Avenue and East Boulevard, the skating facility was also the site of many concerts including a 1956 visit by Bill…

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53-112 : Brentwood Mall

 This is the Brentwood Mall area of Burnaby from 1953. We just miss the Lougheed Highway at the bottom of the screen. Willingdon Avenue is on the left and the big cluster of trees on the lower quarter of the image is now Brentwood Mall.

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53-110 : Brentwood Park

 This is the Brentwood Park area of Burnaby from 1953. The street at the bottom of the screen is Lougheed Highway and the street running up the right is Delta Avenue. Not much there, yet.

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BO-50-109 : Queensborough

 This is the Queensborough area of New Westminster from 1950. To help you get your bearings, the photo was taken from the Queensborough side looking North-West back towards New Westminster. Ten years after this photo, the saw mills were replaced by the Queensborough Bridge.