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Time Traveller: This girls baseball team was a big hit in the 1920s

The girls from North Vancouver's Capilano School are pictured here on their way to a road game on Bowen Island

Here is a photo of the Capilano School girls baseball team taken in the early 1920s on a trip to Bowen Island.

Pictured on the far left of the image is Koto Watanabe. Born in 1913, Koto lived with her family at Capilano Beach where her father Kurataro operated a fishing boat.

By the time Koto played on the Capilano School team, baseball had long been a central pastime amongst the Japanese community in Greater Vancouver, and the well-known Vancouver Asahi had emerged as a dominant amateur side. One wonders if Koto ever saw them play….

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