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Tales from the Vault: May 2012 Archives

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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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