The Daily World Made Available Online

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The Daily World was perhaps the most important newspaper in Vancouver in the first decade or more of the twentieth century.  At one point it claimed to carry more advertising inches than any other newspaper on the continent!  When the paper was owned by Louis D. Taylor (our most-often elected Mayor) the profits were large enough for Taylor to commision the World Tower (now the Sun Tower) which was briefly the tallest building in the British Empire.

Access to The World is a vital resource in the arsenal of historians of early Vancouver.  The Special Collections Unit of the Vancouver Public Library has them all on microfilm, but now they have been made available from 1888 to 1924 online through Newspapers.com.  The site also has most of the run of the Vancouver Evening Sun.  This is a subscription service, but worth every penny for those who enjoy delving into our past.