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Old 11-11-2017, 09:24 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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Thanks for setting me straight.
LOL...I hope it wasn't harsh
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Old 11-11-2017, 09:37 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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LOL...I hope it wasn't harsh
Ben non...
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Old 11-11-2017, 09:43 PM
BMI
 
Location: Ontario
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Incorrect.

Before Vancouver was incorporated in 1886, it's name was Granville.

Gastown, got it's name when because of Gassy Jack, a bar owner with a lot of hot air for conversation.

Gastown, as far as I know, wasn't used back then, but was created when they redeveloped the area in the 1970's. Just like all the other " towns " Vancouver has made up over the years...Yaletown, Railtown, Crosstown. None of these names existed until development.
And I thought it was that “gassy” steam clock everyone in Gastown takes pictures of
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Old Yesterday, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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And I thought it was that “gassy” steam clock everyone in Gastown takes pictures of
That silly clock. Too many tourists think it's 19th century when in fact it was built in the 1970's. Oh, well, one day it will be old.
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Old Yesterday, 04:49 PM
 
Location: Seattle WA, USA
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Vancouver, Washington....needs to change it’s name.....change it to Columbia,
or North Portland.

Only room for one Vancouver.......Vancouver, BC
I heard that Vancouver wants to change it's name back to Fort Vancouver. Also Fort Vancouver was established in 1824, way older than the Canadian copycat. It was originally a settlement called Gastown centered around a Tavern built in 1867. It was then surveyed for a town site and renamed to Granville in 1870. Then it was finally called Vancouver in 1886 when it was incorporated as a city. And Fort Vancouver was incorporated as a city in 1857. However Vancouver, WA was briefly known as Columbia City between 1855-1857.

The Chinookan and Klickitat names for the area (Vancouver, WA) were reportedly Skit-so-to-ho and Ala-si-kas, respectively, meaning "land of the mud-turtles."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vancou...ington#History
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Old Yesterday, 05:07 PM
 
Location: Seattle WA, USA
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Seattle's original name was Duwamps, though there was a competing settlement in west Seattle known as New York Alkie, but was latter abandoned. Duwamps was latter changed and named after Chief Si'ahl but was anglicized into Seattle.
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Old Yesterday, 09:20 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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As I mentioned, San Francisco's original name was Yerba Buena which in turn was taken from the name of a common native herb found in the area.

Contrary to what many believe, the bay was given the name San Francisco first. Yerba Buena would eventually have it's name changed and named after the bay. Today, just to the east of San Francisco in the bay is Yerba Buena Island which the Bay Bridge tunnels through.
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Old Today, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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I heard that Vancouver wants to change it's name back to Fort Vancouver. Also Fort Vancouver was established in 1824, way older than the Canadian copycat. It was originally a settlement called Gastown centered around a Tavern built in 1867. It was then surveyed for a town site and renamed to Granville in 1870. Then it was finally called Vancouver in 1886 when it was incorporated as a city. And Fort Vancouver was incorporated as a city in 1857. However Vancouver, WA was briefly known as Columbia City between 1855-1857.

The Chinookan and Klickitat names for the area (Vancouver, WA) were reportedly Skit-so-to-ho and Ala-si-kas, respectively, meaning "land of the mud-turtles."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vancou...ington#History
Re my earlier post. Gastown was a nickname, and not an official name.

If we go back far enough, the first European type settlement in the Vancouver was Fort Langley in 1827. Two dozen men including 2 Hawaiians. Como and Peeohpeeoh helped establish it. They all worked for the Hudson's Bay company, and the 2 Hawaiians had worked at Fort Vancouver, and returned there after 13 years in Fort Langley.

As for name changes...Vancouver Island was called both that and Quadra Island ( there is another Quadra Island today) as far back as the late 1790's.

Having Vancouver Island, Vancouver, BC, and Vancouver Washington can get confusing. I know tourists here often call Vancouver Island, Victoria Island in error.

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