The Story of Port Coquitlam: Where Rails Meet Rivers ( BC / British Columbia Local History )

By: Davis, Chuck

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Book Condition: Near Fine (see description)


-----------hardcover, about 10.5 x 10.5 inches, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, gift inscription on front blank endpaper, 204 pages, colour and b&w photographs, ---"Port Coquitlam is one tough little city with a colourful history. From its beginnings as a humble settlement on the crossroads of two CPR lines, it grew to become one of the five fastest growing cities in Canada, with a population of just over 50,000. ---In the early years it survived a tragic depression, only to be hit with the Spanish influenza epidemic of 1918. The city then pulled through the devastating - and embarrassing - fire of 1920, which destroyed almost the entire downtown shopping district. (The fire started in the kitchen of the fire chief, who had never fought a fire in his life. The first building to burn down was the fire hall.) One disaster followed another when the Coquitlam River flooded and swept away many notable buildings. ---The advent of the Coquitlam Mental Hospital, now known as Riverview, provided a much-needed economic boost to the struggling city, and Port Coquitlam continues to prosper. Its most famous citizen is the late Terry Fox, a genuine Canadian hero whose Marathon of Hope raised millions of dollars in the fight against cancer. The Terry Fox Run has become the largest one-day cancer fundraising event in the world, with thousands of people in more than 50 countries participating."---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo

Title: The Story of Port Coquitlam: Where Rails Meet Rivers ( BC / British Columbia Local History )

Author Name: Davis, Chuck

Illustrator: Photo Cover

Categories: Canadian History,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: British Columbia, Madeira Park, B.C.: Harbour Publishing, 2000, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2000

ISBN Number: 1550172212

ISBN Number 13: 9781550172218

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine (see description)

Jacket Condition: Near Fine (see description)

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 148442

Keywords: The Story of Port Coquitlam: Where Rails Meet Rivers ( BC / British Columbia Local History )