Vancouver Is Ashes: The Great Fire of 1886


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Literary Nonfiction. History. On the morning of June 13, 1886, a rogue wind fanned the flames of a small clearing fire--and within five hours, the newly incorporated city of Vancouver, British Columbia, had been reduced to smoldering ash. VANCOUVER IS ASHES: THE GREAT FIRE OF 1886 is the first detailed exploration of what happened on that pivotal, yet seldom revisited day in the history of Canada's third-largest city. Lisa Anne Smith tells the story with numerous archival photographs. She uses eye-witness accounts to ...

Vancouver Is Ashes: The Great Fire of 1886 2014, Ronsdale Press, Vancouver

ISBN-13: 9781553803201

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