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Vancouver City Council names park after Ida Bell Jones

By Lauren Ellenbecker, Columbian staff writer
Published: October 13, 2022, 6:03am
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On Monday, the Vancouver City Council unanimously approved naming this park after Ida Bell Jones, a prominent figure in Vancouver's Black community after World War II. The park is located in the Rose Village neighborhood, where Jones once lived.
On Monday, the Vancouver City Council unanimously approved naming this park after Ida Bell Jones, a prominent figure in Vancouver's Black community after World War II. The park is located in the Rose Village neighborhood, where Jones once lived. (amanda cowan/The Columbian) Photo Gallery

For some of those who look to landmarks to tell the history of their community, the past may seem quiet — almost as if it’s missing.

There are plenty of buildings, parks and streets in Vancouver named after prominent figures, including those who have donated significant portions of money to the growth of the city.

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