In 1860 Jerry Rogers was cutting spars in Alberni, in 1863 he was already in Burrard Inlet and the very next year building the first big logging camp at Jerry's Cove or as we now call it "Jericho".
When Jeremiah Rogers cleared the original Hastings Sawmill site, in 1865 in what is now Stanley Park, it did not go well. Captain Edward Stamp was told the current was too strong there and they had to move the mill site further east. Gassy Jack soon showed up to supply the thirsty millworkers, and a new city was born. Captain Stamp never paid Jerry Rogers for clearing that mill site, and the rest is history. Jericho was named for Jerry's Cove. Gastown was named for Gassy Jack.
Jerry Rogers documents realized $1,100 in our 2nd April auction
Captain Stamp Plaque in Stanley Park .
Captain Edward Stamp
Pioneer Industrialist and Legislator started lumbering operations, then finding a better site, he moved elsewhere on Burrard Inlet, and founded in the wilderness, now the City of Vancouver, the famous Hastings Sawmill
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