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Author: Schofield, P.Date:Issued2007Summary:
The Story of Dunbar: Voices of a Vancouver Neighbourhood draws on interviews with more than 350 local residents, including recent arrivals, descendants of pioneer settlers and the aboriginal inhabitants. Their personal accounts are woven together with information from diaries, records in the City of Vancouver Archives and carefully chosen published sources to form twelve chapters that explore different aspects of community life. The arts, churches and schools, how people shopped and how they got around, where they lived and relaxed are all described. This is a story of the past century—from the settlement of the West to the development of a modern world-class city—brought to life through the experiences of people living in the neighbourhood of Dunbar. Includes over 240 b&w photos "The Story of Dunbar is a wonderful effort by a community to capture its own history and has set the standard for all others to follow." —John Atkin, co-author of Heritage Walks Around VancouverGenre: Canadian nonfictionLanguage(s): English