In 1863, Sam Lewis was the first teacher in Chemainus. He gave up teaching to build and operate the Lewisville Hotel. It burned down in 1906, was eventually rebuilt and the name has flip-flopped to and from Green Lantern over the years. (Photo courtesy of the Chemainus Valley Museum)

In 1863, Sam Lewis was the first teacher in Chemainus. He gave up teaching to build and operate the Lewisville Hotel. It burned down in 1906, was eventually rebuilt and the name has flip-flopped to and from Green Lantern over the years. (Photo courtesy of the Chemainus Valley Museum)

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Lewisville Pub, a.k.a. Green Lantern, a landmark in Chemainus

In 1863, Sam Lewis was the first teacher in Chemainus. He gave up teaching to build and operate the Lewisville Hotel. It burned down in 1906, was eventually rebuilt and the name has flip-flopped to and from Green Lantern over the years. (Photo courtesy of the Chemainus Valley Museum)

Don Bodger

The Courier

Lewisville Pub, a.k.a. Green Lantern, a landmark in Chemainus

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