Brief History of Agriculture in Vancouver Part 2, Era

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					   A Brief History of Agriculture in Vancouver
   An Era of Change
   1855 - 1875                                                                                                                                                                            1873 - The McCleery farmhouse
                                                                                                                                                                                          is the first permanent house
                                                                                                                                                                                          within the boundaries of the
                                                                                                                                                                                          future City of Vancouver. It is the
                                                                                                                                                                                          first farm within the city and
                                                                                                                                                                                          produces the first butter in

                                                       1862 - “Three greenhorns”
                                                       from England buy land at the
                                                                                                                                                                         Farm scene, Archives Canada
                                                       north foot of Burrard Street                                          Seed separator, by    1871 July 20 -
                                                                                                                             David Cavagnaro
Innauguration      1858 Nov 19                         for $1.01 per acre. They build                                                              British Columbia
of BC, by
John Innes         Governor Sir James Douglas          a cabin and raise cattle.                                                                   joins the Canadian
                   proclaims mainland British                                                                                                      Confederation
                   Columbia a colony of Britain                                                                                                                              1870s - Farmers in
                                                                                                     1865 - The first telegraph message                                      Greater Vancouver raise
                                                                                                     is sent from Burrard Inlet. Three                                       vegetables, cattle, hogs,
                                                                                                     days later, the first telegraph                                         chicken and horses. Hay
                                                                                                     message from the outside world                                          and light grains are major
                                1858 - Mason jars are invented                                       arrives, telling of the assassination                                   cash crops.
                                for home canning. The design                                         of US president Abraham Lincoln.
                                features a zinc lid and rubber
                                ring threaded onto a glass jar
                                to create an air-tight seal.
                                                                                                                                    1869 - The first unofficial
                                                                                                                                    post office in Vancouver is
                                                                                                                                    opened in a hotel kitchen

                                                                 Seeding the fields,
                                                                 Archives Canada

                Mason jar

                                                                                       Vegetable garden, Archives Canada

     1855                                              1860                                                           1865                                        1870                                               1875