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Tales from the Vault

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Tales from the Vault:

Black pioneer Mifflin Gibbs

Local History Librarian Stephen Ruttan tells the story of the remarkable acheivements of businessman, city councillor, and black pioneer Mifflin Gibbs.
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Tales from the Vault:

"Worst Canadian" Trutch shaped B.C. aboriginal relations

Joseph Trutch was a key figure in B.C.'s early years, but he's been nominated as the Worst Canadian. Stephen Ruttan, the Greater Victoria Public Library's local history librarian explores the controversial life of  the province's first  Lieutenant-Governor.
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Tales from the Vault:

The lepers of D'Arcy Island

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Stephen Ruttan, the local history librarian with the GVPL, tells the story of the D'Arcy Island leper colony in his latest instalment of  his online series, "Tales from the Vault." 







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