Updated: Jul 7
The lost saddle that went missing near Beacon Hill Park.
"1862::The Lost & Found Saddle"
Clip: The Weekly British Colonist (1862)
Victoria, British Columbia
This short story speaks for itself. It was posted in the Weekly British Colonist on July 1st, 1862, exactly as shown. At the time, Vancouver Island was an independent Crown colony, not yet part of British Columbia or Canada.
"1862::The Hudson's Bay Company Warehouse on Fort Street in Victoria, British Columbia"
Photo: BC Archives (D-02015)
The Hudson's Bay store mentioned in the amusing story above likely refers to the Hudson's Bay Company Warehouse on the waterside of Wharf Street. It was built in 1856 and was demolished in 1937. The carriage in the foreground is the city's first firetruck, and the building to the far right of the photo still stands today in Bastion Square.