Vancouver in Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia — The Canadian Pacific
—The Founding Father of Gastown —
On December 25, 1986, this statue was dedicated to the City of Vancouver by the owner of this historic site, Howard Meakin, a third generation Vancouver realtor.
Location. 49° 17.001′ N, 123° 6.259′ W. Marker is in Vancouver, British Columbia, in Greater Vancouver Regional District. Marker is at the intersection of Powell Street and Carrall Street on Powell Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1B2, Canada.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Old Maple (here, next to this marker); Chinese Freemasons Building (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Flack Block (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Carnegie Library (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Dominion Building (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Here Stood Hamilton (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); 326 West Pender Street (approx. half a kilometer away); BC Permanent Building (approx. half a kilometer away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vancouver.
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Also see . . .
1. John Deighton. The Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online's short biography of Gassy Jack. (Submitted on February 12, 2011.)
2. Who was Gassy Jack?. Raymond Hull and Olga Schatz, authors of a biography of Deighton, Gastown's Gassy Jack, have set up a companion website for the book, with an introduction to Deighton, including photos and background information:Vancouver's history as a city has its roots in what was a tiny settlement nicknamed Gastown. The name Gastown came into use because a Fraser River pilot turned saloonkeeper with the name Capt. John 'Gassy Jack' Deighton was in 1867 the first settler on the site from which Vancouver was to evolve.... (Submitted on February 12, 2011.)
Categories. • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 12, 2011, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 1,015 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 12, 2011, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.