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Some tidbits from the 1890s

The condition of the dairies from which milk is supplied to the citizens of Vancouver, B. C. is said to be such as should lead to the appointment of a sanitary inspector.

It must be borne in mind that the enterprise ol building a city such as Vancouver is at the present time, was incomparably greater, situated as it was that if its site were in a prairie or in open, clear country. Where it now stands, three years ago it was a dense forest of giant trees, which to cut down, clear away and stump, was a gigantic task. Their enormous roots extend in every direction, and will neither pull out nor rot. Every stump has to be dynamited at great expense and at much risk of life, costing $500 per acre to it.

Canadian Architect, 1890

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