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I don't think this has been posted yet, it's pretty cool...

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Considering St.Catherine is an older city and the largest one in Canada's 12th largest metropolitan area it is probably the most unknown, inconspicuous, and overlooked city in the country.
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The funny thing about those Calgary pics above is that many of the people living there at the time would have been old enough to remember the really early days of that city when it was a dusty one horse town, and were likely amazed by what it had become by the 50s and 60s. Little did they know what was in store in the not too distant future!
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If it wasn't for the mountains in the distance I NEVER would have guessed those were pics of Calgary.
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1960s-70s

John Snow's Store Building by Duane Starcher, on Flickr

Installing storm windows, previously an annual task.

Storm Windows by Duane Starcher, on Flickr

Llillian's Boarding House, 1967 by Duane Starcher, on Flickr

Seaward's Market, 1967 by Duane Starcher, on Flickr

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Victoria Grocery, 1967 by Duane Starcher, on Flickr

People's omnipresent laundry.

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Memorial University and Churchill Park.

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How many Canadian cities had large swaths leveled by Great Fires?
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How many Canadian cities had large swaths leveled by Great Fires?
For sure too many... They probably are the rule, rather than the exception!
Only in the prov. of Quebec, I can think of Montreal (multiple times), Quebec City, Trois-Rivières, Sorel, Saint-Jean, Saint-Hyacinthe, Farnham, Sainte-Marie-de-Beauce, Rivière-du-Loup, Chicoutimi, Terrebonne, Hull-Ottawa, and so on...
And we'll never forget Toronto, St. John's NL, Saint-John NB...

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I don't think this has been posted yet, it's pretty cool...

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It's amazing how little difference there is between now and that video - the only difference is the decay.
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the empty sloganeering and cheerleading verbal throwaways in that dated St Cath video is peerless. "respecting the past by laying a foundation for the future" and other gems. the proof of the pudding of the uselessness: take a trip to contemporary St. Cath.
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Its a shame that more of this 9th Avenue streetfront wasn't preserved. It was quite a charming little urban space back then.
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Flower Hill????? Maybe a block or two north? Below that retaining wall would be where Mile one Currently is, right?

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Considering St.Catherine is an older city and the largest one in Canada's 12th largest metropolitan area it is probably the most unknown, inconspicuous, and overlooked city in the country.
There's not much to overlook. I lived there for a while, it's barely any more urban than Kanata.

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For sure too many... They probably are the rule, rather than the exception!
Only in the prov. of Quebec, I can think of Montreal (multiple times), Quebec City, Trois-Rivières, Sorel, Saint-Jean, Saint-Hyacinthe, Farnham, Sainte-Marie-de-Beauce, Rivière-du-Loup, Chicoutimi, Terrebonne, Hull-Ottawa, and so on...
And we'll never forget Toronto, St. John's NL, Saint-John NB...
I don't think Hamilton had one.

Thunder Bay mostly just burned down churches so they'd turn unitarian.
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Some photos that have been made public by the Halifax Chronicle-Herald archives:

Aerial of Halifax, circa 1960. Note the big cleared area near the top of the photo, and how many small wharves used to line the waterfront in the era before containerized shipping. None of the modern bank towers had been constructed at this time:


Granville Street, Halifax, circa 1870?


Barrington Street, 1950's


Lower Water Street, circa 1920?


View from the Citadel, 1950's. Only pre-war masonry buildings back then:


Steel frame Ralston Building going up during the 1950's


Lord Nelson Hotel, 1940's? Before a few additions:


Some small towns around Nova Scotia that tend not to appear much on SSP...

New Glasgow


Yarmouth


Royal Bank, Sydney


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Flower Hill????? Maybe a block or two north? Below that retaining wall would be where Mile one Currently is, right?
I think this is the corner of Carters Hill and Livingstone Street. Mile one is below the retaining wall, but slightly west of here.
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Flower Hill????? Maybe a block or two north? Below that retaining wall would be where Mile one Currently is, right?
That's Carter's Hill, yeah.

It's right here today:

https://www.google.ca/maps/@47.56333...2!8i6656?hl=en
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