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BO-51-238 : Brighouse Race Track

 This is what was left of the Brighouse Race Track in Richmond from 1951. Brighouse was originally called Minoru Race Track when it first opened in 1909. It closed in 1914 when the first world war began and reopened in 1920 as Brighouse. It operated for 22 seasons until finally closing forever in 1942 when…

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BO-53-50 : Jericho Beach Air Station

 This is a photo of the Jericho Beach Air Station from 1953. Also known as RCAF Air Station Jericho Beach, the facility began operations in 1920 as a flying boat station. Later it was home to the No. 4 and No. 6 Bomber Reconnaissance Squadrons, and No. 1 Signal Squadron of the RCAF. Only two…

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BO-51-245 : Cascade Drive-In Burnaby

 This is the Cascade Drive-In, in Burnaby, from June 16, 1951. The movie theater was located in Cascade Heights at the corner of Canada Way and Curle Avenue. It was torn down in 1982 to make room for townhouses and office space. You can also see the start of construction of Burnaby General Hospital. I…

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BO-50-65 : Park Royal Mall

 The is the Park Royal Mall in West Vancouver from 1950. The North Mall is under construction. The South Mall isn’t there yet. You can also see the bridge over the Capilano River and Lions Gate Bridge in the background.

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1-133 : Downtown Eastside Vancouver

 This is the area North of the Georgia Viaduct in Vancouver from 1951. Other streets visible in the image are Hastings Street, Pender Street and Carrall Street. This image has amazing clarity. You can really zoom into the streets.