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Chuck Davis

Chuck Davis

Vancouver City Hall, 453 W. 12th Ave.

  • Author: peggywat
  • Date Posted: Oct 1, 2015
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  • Address: Plaque is on the northeast corner of 12th Ave and Cambie St., beside Vancouver City Hall.
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Location: Plaque is on the northeast corner of 12th Ave and Cambie St., beside Vancouver City Hall.

The ultimate expert on all historical matters pertaining to Vancouver, Chuck Davis routinely asked students in Vancouver area schools to name the person who the statue behind City Hall represents.

Vancouver can certainly be described as restless. Many don’t like restlessness. They flee the city, if they can. Then there are the rest of us.

From the introduction to The Greater Vancouver Book

His listeners always guessed it was George Washington. In this way Chuck Davis could kindly begin the process of educating his audiences as to how little they knew about their city. As a congenial radio host, quizmaster, newspaper columnist, author and master gatherer, Chuck Davis continuously popularized B.C. history from the publication of his magnum opus, The Vancouver Book (1976), until his death in 2010.

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His listeners always guessed it was George Washington. In this way Chuck Davis could kindly begin the process of educating his audiences as to how little they knew about their city. As a congenial radio host, quizmaster, newspaper columnist, author and master gatherer, Chuck Davis continuously popularized B.C. history from the publication of his magnum opus, The Vancouver Book (1976), until his death in 2010.

Vancouver can certainly be described as restless. Many don’t like restlessness. They flee the city, if they can. Then there are the rest of us.

From the introduction to The Greater Vancouver Book

 

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