2.2 Colonel James A. Baker (1830-1906)

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  2.2 Colonel James A. Baker (1830-1906) the Founder of Cranbrook (circa 1890). Baker came from a prominent British family and earned an M.A. Degree from Cambridge University. He was
elected to the BC Provincial Legislature from 1888 to 1900, serving in many key ministerial positions and laid the cornerstone of the Parliament Buildings in Victoria in 1894. He left politics in 1900, moving back to England that year, leaving the Cranbrook Town site Business to his son V. Hyde Baker. The Baker Estate reverted to the
City and is now known as Baker Park. CBK.1979.075.014
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