Metric System
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Daily Colonist, July 14, 1900

The presence of Lieutenant-Governor Joly at the annual meeting of the British Columbia Board of Trade yesterday, and the interesting remarks he made to the members, show that in him the province has secured a valuable citizen, and one who will be able to do much towards making its wealth and possibilities known, as well as a gentleman whose extensive fund of information and wide experience will be of great value to those who are working along progressive lines.

The interest taken by Sir Henri in forestry is of itself sufficient to render his presence in British Columbia a matter for congratulation.

Metric History in USA


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The Metric System in the U.S.

In 1866, Congress authorized the use of the metric system in this country and gave each state a set of standard metric weights and measures.In 1875, the United States firmed its commitment to the development of the internationally recognized metric system by becoming one of the original seventeen signatory nations to the Treaty of the Meter. In 1893, metric standards, developed through international cooperation were adopted as the fundamental standards for length and mass in the United States.

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