James Johnstone Is Back With A History Walk Through Vancouver’s Cedar Cottage April 2nd

26 Feb

James Johnstone is back with a new historical walking tour in East Van’s Cedar Cottage.  This area is rich with history. If you missed our writer Al Tee’s previous post on this area, you may wish to check out A Little East Van History – The Lakeview Disaster and The Wild West.    If you wish to listen to a first hand account that delves in the rich history of this area, we encourage you to attend James Johnstone’s walking tour on Sunday, April 2nd. The tour will include learning about the Thomas Bell House which has an interesting history and Clark Park which is Vancouver’s second oldest civic park and home to a notorious gang, Clark Park Gang.  To learn more about them, you can check out Aaron Chapman’s book The Last Gang In Town. This area also has an infamous connection to the Chicken Coop Murders that took place in California in 1928 and was the basis of a movie Changeling staring Angelina Jolie. The historial walking tour runs for 2 ½ to 3 hours and starts at 10:00 am at SW corner of Commercial Street and East 18th Avenue. Cost is $25 per person. To reserve your spot, email historywalks@gmail.com.

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