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58-51 : Empire Stadium Ski Jump

 This image shows the construction of a giant ski jump in Empire Stadium. In April of 1958, a 50m high ski jump was constructed for the 3-day long “Centennial Invitational Tournament.” It took the 25-man crew 13 days to set up the structure. Two machines capable of converting 300-pound blocks of ice into “snow” in…

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57-51 : Hastings-Sunrise

 This is the Hastings-Sunrise area of Vancouver from 1957. You get an excellent view of Taylor Manor, a home for the elderly, and the Provincial Industrial Home for Girls. You can also make out Empire Stadium, Hastings Racecourse and the PNE off in the distance. This is one year before the wooden roller coaster was…

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BO-56-395 : Vancouver Hastings-Sunrise Area

 This is East Hastings Street area of Vancouver near the Pacific National Exhibition in 1956. You can see the Second Narrows Bridge is under construction. Empire Stadium, Hastings Racecourse and the Kootenay Bus Loop are also visible.