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Governor-General Of Canada Visits British Columbia

Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught was the third son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. he was appointed as Governor General of Canada in 1911 by his nephew King George V to replace the Earl Grey as viceroy. Given his military service, the selection of Arthur proved to be prudent.

On September 18, 1912 the Duke of Connaught visited Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada with the Duchess and their daughter Princess Patricia. They royal couple will officiate at the ceremony naming the Connaught Bridge and also officially opened the provincial courthouse and the first Lumbermen’s Arch constructed entirely of fir reportedly held together only by it’s own weight as no nails, bolts or fasteners were used.

The opening of the provincial courthouse in Vancouver, Canada
September 18, 1912

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