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PAPERTOWN STATION

 When do you want to go?

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ABOUT

About

Scattered throughout the interweb are little nuggets of interesting stories from the past. We gather them up and blog them here for you to read. Our focus is Vancouver Island and the Pacific Northwest and random stories from around the globe that we simply feel like sharing.

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Papertown Station Story Map

Your journey begins when you decide when you want to go! Our cartographers map our stories from the past as they navigate their way around the globe. So find what's interesting to you and climb aboard! Let the stories begin! 

CENTURY

Century

From the great legends of the West Coast to where we are now, browse through Papertown Station stories by the time period that interests you most.

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Pre-1700s

 

Westcoast tribes, Drake, de Fuca, myths, legends, petroglyphs, pre-written history, mysterious artifacts.

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1850-1899

 

Confederation, gold, military, Suez, streetcars, phonograph, roads, railroads, balloons, epidemics, bicycles, electricity, steamships, int'l sports.

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1700s

 

Contact, explorers, cartography, Nootka, Cook, Vancouver, Quadra, Maquinna, trades, HBC.

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1900-1949

 

Automobiles, flight, Panama Canal, film, hockey, highways, forestry, dry dock, war, suffrage, polar exploration, fisheries, scuba, prohibition,.

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1800-1849

 

Windjammers, coal, forts, Royal Mail, Tzouhalem, legislature, merchants, photography, telegraphy, sawmills.

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1950-1999

 

BC Ferries, archives, preservation.

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Editor's Pick
Editor's Pick
Editor's Pick
PAGES

Pages

Your favourite topic-based Facebook pages, from cars, planes and ships to sports, poetry and medicine. Stories by topics that interest you most.

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Outlandish Coast

 

Offbeat, bizarre and quirky stories, larger than life or difficult or conclude. Simply outlandish.

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Timeless Words & Art

 

Timeless works of authors, poets, journalists and tall-tale-tellers, sculptors, painters and photographers.

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Ye Olde Pantry

 

Recipes, food brands, potions and traditional favourites from the food makers of the past. (Facebook only) 

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The Pathfinders

 

Interesting maps and sketches with a focus on British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest. Online only!

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Refried Advertised

 

Advertisements from the past with a focus on British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest. (Facebook only)

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Papertown Station

Interesting, random stories from the past. Our focus is Vancouver Island and the Pacific Northwest.

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Stories From the Apothecary

 

Potions, Medicine Men, miraculous cures, discoveries, science and stories from the apothecary.

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Soldiers Stories

Interesting life stories within wartime stories. Heartwarming, tense, and real-life soldier stories

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Checked-In

 

Hotels from British Columbia's past and the exciting people who owned, and visited them. Coming Soon!

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Bobbies, Bandits and Bad Guys

 

Lawmakers and breakers of the Wild Wild West. Our focus is British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest.

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From A to BC

 

Early vehicles and their parts, tinkerers, roads and journeys that brought them from A to BC. 

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Afloat

Over the waves and under the seas. Interesting ship stories from the past. Did it sink? Or stay afloat. New!

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Old Sports

 

Athletes, sporting venues and events of the Pacific Northwest that are long forgotten. Coming Soon!

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Beyond the West

 

Random bits of history with a focus on the world beyond British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest. New!

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Tin Hats: One Size Fits All

 

Conspiracies, phenomena and things in the sky. British Columbia and around the world. Coming Soon!

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What are they saying?

“I started with one little story and I couldn't stop from moving on to the next one.  Thank you!”

-G. Probert, Retired-
Nanaimo, BC

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