Celebrating the Opening of Stanley Park

Celebrating the opening of Stanley Park

The ‘Vancouver Park’ Dedicated.

Vancouver, B. C, September 27th There was a general holiday here to-day on the occasion of opening the public park, a magnificent domain of 1100 acres, in the western part of the city, on the shore of the inlet and gulf. A procession went from the City Hall to the park, where the Mayor of Vancouver, the Provincial secretary and others addressed the people. Mayor Oppenheimer named the park “Stanley Park,” after the present Governor General of Canada, who sent a despatch regretting his inability to be present, as he had hoped. The city was crowded with visitors from Victoria and other places. A grand ball at the Opera House tonight closed the festivities.

From the California paper The Daily Alta Sept. 28, 2013

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