This mill, known as the Hastings Mill, became the nucleus around which Vancouver formed.
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It was quickly followed by mills owned by Captain Edward Stamp on the south shore of the inlet.
Stamp, who had begun logging in the Port Alberni area, first attempted to run a mill at Brockton Point, but difficult currents and reefs forced the relocation of the operation in 1867 to a point near the foot of Dunlevy Street.
Labour leader Frank Rogers was killed by CPR police while picketing at the docks, becoming the movement's first martyr in British Columbia.
Following a lull in the 1920s, the strike wave peaked in 1935 when unemployed men flooded the city to protest conditions in the relief camps run by the military in remote areas throughout the province.
The dominance of the economy by big business was accompanied by an often militant labour movement.
The first major sympathy strike was in 1903 when railway employees struck against the CPR for union recognition.
Clockwise from top: Downtown Vancouver as seen from above False Creek, The University of British Columbia, Lions Gate Bridge, a view from the Granville Street Bridge, Burrard Bridge, The Millennium Gate (Chinatown), and totem poles in Stanley Park) is a coastal seaport city in Canada, located in the Lower Mainland region of British Columbia.
As the most populous city in the province, the 2016 census recorded 631,486 people in the city, up from 603,502 in 2011.
While some manufacturing did develop, including the establishment of the British Columbia Sugar Refinery by Benjamin Tingley Rogers in 1890, natural resources became the basis for Vancouver's economy.