Victoria BC is an interesting city off of the coast of BC. I think it has everything to be one of the great cities on earth other than the public will to be the best.
Saturday, May 26, 2012
Victoria Day 1862
In 1862 people in Victoria were already celebrating Victoria day. The Queen's birthday was May 24th. This report on the events of the 24th and the ad for the horse races ran in the May 26th edition of the British Colonist.
The horse races in Beacon Hill Park were very clearly a commercial venture and did not seem to be at odds with the deed of gift of the park.