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1956

Interesting episodes in 40 years of historical research
[January 17, 1956, Bruce A. McKelvie]

History of the Esquimalt Naval Base
[February 21, 1956, C. Herbert Little, R. C. N.]
(see October 11, 1949 entry)

Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada
[March 13, 1956, Dr. Walter N. Sage]
(see April 30, 1937 entry)

VPL #18968, no date, Philip Timms, Garibaldi Lake  
VPL #18968, no date, Philip Timms, Garibaldi Lake  

Historic feats of mountaineering in Canada
[April 24, 1956, Paddy Sherman]
Mountaineering began in 1885 after the CPR made the mountains more accessible. Austrian and Swiss guides guided American and European tourists around the mountains. Various climbers over time made their mark by climbing the various peaks. (see Paddy Sherman's Cloud walkers; six climbs on major Canadian peaks, St. Martin's Press, 1965; and Expeditions to nowhere, Mountaineers, c.1981; see also http://bcmc.ca/history.asp)

Terminal Steam Navigation Co.
[May 25, 1956, Capt. Charles W. Cates]
(see Charles W. Cates' Tidal action in British Columbia waters, Richardson Press, 1952)

White gold of the Columbia
[September 27, 1956, Leon J. Ladner]

 

VPL #18771, Philip Timms, 190-, St. Paul's Anglican Church altar, Jervis and Pendrell  
VPL #18771, Philip Timms, 190-, St. Paul's Anglican Church altar, Jervis and Pendrell  

Religious tensions in early BC
[October 23, 1956, Rev. F. A. Peake]
(see F. A. Peake's The Anglican Church in British Columbia, Mitchell Press, 1959; see also Jean Usher's William Duncan of Metlakatla, a Victorian missionary in British Columbia, National Museums of Canada, 1974)



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