Plaque at the Base of Gassy Jack, Gastown

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This is the plaque at the base of the statue of Gassy Jack detailing his history as well as when the statue was unveiled to the public.

The Plaque reads: "Gassy Jack" 1830-1875, the Founding Father of Gastown John Deighton was born in Hull, England. He was an Adventurer, River Boat Pilot and Capitan, but best known for his "Gassy" monologues as a saloonkeeper. His Deighton House Hotel errected here on the first subdivided lot burned in the Great Fire of June 13, 1886. On December 25, 1986, this statue was dedicated to the city of Vancouver by the owner of this historic site, Howard Meakin, a third generation Vancouver Realtor.

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