“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Nanaimo, British Columbia

Harry Manson (seated, second from right) image, Touch for more information
Unknown via British Columbia Archives (Public domain), 1910
Harry Manson (seated, second from right)
1British Columbia, Nanaimo — Harry Manson
On November 12, 1892, the first Snuneymuxw vs. European soccer match was played here. One of the star players "Xul-si-malt" Harry Manson, went on to win British Columbia and Nanaimo championships. His legacy of overcoming prejudice in sport is . . . Map (db m187894) HM
2British Columbia, Nanaimo — No. 1 Mine
Nanaimo was founded as a coal-mining settlement in 1852. Its most productive mine, No. 1, opened in 1881. From the bottom of the main shaft, one-half mile south of here, a labyrinth of workings extended for miles under the sea. These operations were . . . Map (db m187983) HM
3British Columbia, Nanaimo — Wellington
In 1869 Robert Dunsmuir discovered coal in this area. The settlement of Wellington developed after 1871 when coal was transported first by wagon and later by rail to wharves at Departure Bay. When the mines closed in 1900, many of Wellington's . . . Map (db m187948) HM
4British Columbia, Nanaimo, Parksville — Early Anglicans
Saint Anne's Anglican Church, the Island's oldest surviving log church, was founded in July 1894. Gravestones honour many new settlers who helped in its construction. In October 1896, the first wedding was celebrated by the Rev. Charles Cooper, the . . . Map (db m187911) HM
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Mar. 23, 2023