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Victoria in Capital Regional District, British Columbia — The Canadian Pacific
 

First British Columbia School

 
 
First British Columbia School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 14, 2011
1. First British Columbia School Marker
Inscription. On this site Rev. R.J. Staines and wife opened the first British Columbia School in 1849. In the same building of Fort Victoria the first Legislative Assembly met August 12th 1856.

[Plaque below]
This plaque unveiled by Honorable Nancy Hodges, first woman speaker in the British Commonwealth, Speaker of British Columbia Legislature August 12th, 1950
 
Erected 1950.
 
Location. 48° 25.523′ N, 123° 22.069′ W. Marker is in Victoria, British Columbia, in Capital Regional District. Marker is at the intersection of Government Street and Fort Street on Government Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1022 Government Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8W, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Victoria (here, next to this marker); The Bastion Cannons (within shouting distance of this marker); The Bastion (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Fort Victoria (within shouting distance of this marker); The Bank Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Bell Tower

First British Columbia School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 14, 2011
2. First British Columbia School Marker
The marker is the second marker from the right.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Percy Leonard James (within shouting distance of this marker); Sir Matthew Baillie Begbie (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Victoria.
 
Categories. Education
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 19, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 574 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 19, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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