Tuesday, May 08, 2012

150 years ago

I am having a lot of fun reading the British Colonist from 150 years ago.    The latest thing I found was a note of the sale of a farm.    The Springbottom farm was sold for $660, or $15 per acre.  

I am trying to figure out where in Victoria the farm was located, but the closest I get is the Lake District, which is the southern part of Saanich.

The sale of the cows and calfs at $40 to $60 each is about 1/20th of what they sell for now.  

I had not realised till today at 1862 was the year Vancouver Island and BC changed from using the pound sterling as currency to using the dollar

1862 Vancouver Island Budget - still in pounds

1863 Vancouver Island Budget - now in dollars

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