Van Anda, Texada Island, BC, Canada
Texada Island Heritage Society

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Originally two separate town sites, Van Anda and Texada City. Geographically they were almost one, growth and economics finally resolved the issue and the two were joined as Van Anda, named after Carrie Van Anda (maiden name) wife of Ed Blewett, President of Van Anda Copper & Gold Co.

Thus, by the year 1900 what had been a prospector's camp was now blossoming forth into a robust and lively community which in the next fifteen years would boast three hotels with saloons, an opera house, hospital, variety of stores and businesses, a local newspaper and a jail. Fire has destroyed Van Anda’s business district 4 times to date, the first in 1910.

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Accession Number: 2006.30.09
Title: Main Street Van Anda, circa 1910


Accession Number: 2006.30.26
Title: The Marble Bay Hotel, circa 1900

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Accession Number: 2006.50.14
Title: Van Anda Smelter circa 1900


Accession Number: 2006.58.11
Title: Busy Day at Van Anda Warf, circa 1960

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Accession Number: 2006.50.17
Title: Kirkness Brothers Drug Store, circa 1900

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