Happy Canada Day! This postcard takes us back almost 100 years. According to the caption, it’s the Longest Single Flag-Pole in the World, 205 feet, grown in British Columbia, Vancouver, BC. And when they say ‘grown’, they refer to the fact that this flagpole was once a tree! This flagpole remained in front of Vancouver’s Court House until 1936, according to blizzy63 on flickr:
A flag pole, said to be the tallest in Canada, was erected on the center of the then-new Vancouver Court House lawn at 800 West Georgia Street in Vancouver, BC on August 29, 1913. Cut at Stillwater, BC, it weighed 9 tons and was raised by an elaborate steam-donkey arrangement. The pole was removed on November 4, 1936 due to its then deteriorating condition.
As we celebrate Canada Day today, I’d like to take a moment to ponder a nationally significant upcoming anniversary. If you haven’t yet considered this fact, 2017 marks Canada’s 150th anniversary, and it is just 4 years away. …READ THE REST OF THIS ENTRY>>>