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Vancouver History

Introduction

View of Carrall Street and Hastings Street - woman selling chestnuts on corner. Signs on building, 'Dr. Lowe Canada's greatest dentist', 'Baltimore Oyster Saloon'. Signboards advertising Leo Carrillo and Knowlton's Drug's. by Leonard Frank studio

The Downtown Eastside and Strathcona are some of the first places in Vancouver settled by European, African and Asian people.  Many Indigenous people also live in this neighbourhood.   Gastown, Chinatown, Japantown, Hogan's Alley and Victory Square are all areas within this neighbourhood.

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