Vernon’s first mural depicts the early 1900's on Barnard Avenue when horses and horse drawn vehicles were the main modes of transportation. The man pictured in the carriage is Francis Barnard; he established Barnard’s Express, also known as BX Ranch, in 1862. In the mid-1800's Barnard came to BC in search of gold, however he found that providing services to the mining towns was a more reliable source of income. Vernon’s Main Street (30th Ave) was previously known as Barnard Ave, a name still visible on some of the street signs. Barnard Ave used to have unpaved roads and wooden sidewalks with businesses such as the general store, hardware store, butcher, and drug store.