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Harbour City: Nanaimo in Transition, 1920-1967 Jan Peterson

Harbour City: Nanaimo in Transition, 1920-1967

Jan Peterson

Published September 29th 2006
ISBN : 9781894974202
Paperback
240 pages
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The final volume in Jan Petersons Nanaimo trilogy traces the citys development from 1920 through 1967, as it continued its transformation from small mining town to bustling city.Nanaimo lived through the same 20th-century challenges as the rest ofMoreThe final volume in Jan Petersons Nanaimo trilogy traces the citys development from 1920 through 1967, as it continued its transformation from small mining town to bustling city.Nanaimo lived through the same 20th-century challenges as the rest of Canada, but many of its triumphs have been one-of-a-kind. Overcoming adversity, including two devastating fires, has been a defining characteristic. During the Depression, the city built a dam, a project that employed hundreds and still supplies water today. Adaptability has been another attribute: when coal gave way to oil, the city made forestry its economic base and developed its port, turning it into a vital transportation centre.Leading readers through the Roaring Twenties, the hardscrabble Depression years, the disruptions of two world wars and beyond to the prosperous 1950s and rocking 60s, Peterson brings to life Nanaimos people and the events that shaped it.