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BO-47-1548 : First White Spot

 This is the very first White Spot restaurant to open in Vancouver. It was located at Granville and West 67th Avenue. This photograph is from 1947, but the restaurant opened way back in 1928. Check out the line of traffic waiting to get in and the “overflow” parking across the street, to the right. The…

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BO-48-3047 : Old Shaughnessy Golf Course

 This is the Shaughnessy area of Vancouver from 1948. Old Shaughnessy Golf Course is now the site of the VanDusen Botanical Garden. There’s an interesting “camp” at the top of the image that looks like a military base. I count approximately 80 buses in the parking lot. If anyone has any information about this, please…

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BO-47-1021 : Shaughnessy

 This is the Shaughnessy area of Vancouver from 1947. Old Shaughnessy Golf Course, near the center of the image, became the VanDusen Botanical Garden 28 years after this photo was taken. Vancouver College can be seen in just left and below the center of the image.