006 - Street scene, Newport BC

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Identifier

006

Title

Street scene, Newport BC

Date(s)

  • 1913

Description

Squamish's name was changed to Newport in 1911 by the H.S. and P.V.N. Railway and was changed back on September 14, 1914 as the result of a contest for school children. The name had to be changed since there was another town in BC named Newport. The twelve final names considered in the contest were: Newport, Strathacona, Prince Arthur, Kingsport, Great Haven, Columbia, Imperial, Squamish, Pacificgate, Bonaventure, and Viveleroi. Squamish is named for the Indian word "Squohomish" (various spellings) meaning "strong wind".

Type

image

Format

image/jpeg

Source

Squamish Public Library, Squamish Files: Place Names.

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Filename

6.JPG

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Filesize

39.8 KiB

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October 26, 2011 11:27 AM

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