Vancouver in Greater Vancouver, British Columbia — Canada’s West Coast
Here Stood Hamilton
First Land Commissioner
Canadian Pacific Railway
in the silent solitude
of the primeval forest
He drove a wooden stake
in the earth and commenced
to measure an empty land
into the streets of
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Railroads & Streetcars • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1885.
Location. 49° 16.967′ N, 123° 6.611′ W. Marker is in Vancouver, British Columbia, in Greater Vancouver. Marker is on West Hastings Street close to Hamilton Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC V6B 1H6, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dominion Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Flack Block (within shouting distance of this marker); 326 West Pender Street (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); BC Permanent Building (about 120 meters away); 64 Pounder Guns (approx. Sherman (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Drill Hall (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Canadian Bank of Commerce Building (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vancouver.
Also see . . . A Plaque for Lauchlan Alexander Hamilton. Illustrated Vancouver's story of Hamilton's plaque. (Submitted on March 4, 2011.)
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