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Time Traveller: Prize-winning goat tries to eat trophy

North Vancouver's Horticultural Hall housed many competitions, including this one in 1922 that ended in victory for a goat named Inez
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The Horticultural Hall, built in North Vancouver in 1908, served as a venue for competitions put on by the Horticultural Society, giving opportunities for producers of fine plants and animals to duke it out in the arena of greatness.

Such a win is held here by Charles B. and his beautiful goat, Inez, in 1922. Charles B. was named for his father, Charles F. Edington, a motorman for the B.C. Electric Railway, the primary intercity transportation service of the 1900s.

Streetcar 153, housed at the Museum of North Vancouver, would have been just like Charles F.’s daily ride.

Visit the MONOVA website for more information about the history of the North Shore and to plan your visit to MONOVA: Museum of North Vancouver, now open at 115 West Esplanade in The Shipyards.

Currently, MONOVA: Archives of North Vancouver, at 3203 Institute Road in Lynn Valley, is open for drop-ins on Monday and by appointment Tuesday-Friday, 12:30-4 p.m. Contact: archives@monova.ca

Navigate culture on the North Shore by using the North Shore Culture Compass.