A Winnipeg Album: Glimpses of the Way We Were by John David Hamilton

By John David Hamilton

Winnipeg was once Canada's first vital urban within the west and used to be the availability element for different prairie towns like Regina, Saskatoon, Calgary, Edmonton, or even far away Vancouver. It exploded from a village of 2,700 humans in 1877 to a completely sleek city of 100,000 in precisely thirty years and by way of then had a college, newspapers, publishing organizations, a tremendous theatre, and a colourful mass of immigrants who flooded in to open up the West. starting to be Winnipeg was once served with paddle-wheelers at the purple River, purple River ox carts, a Canadian-owned railway to St. Paul, Minnesota, and eventually the CPR linking Montreal with the west coast. A Winnipeg Album is a pictorial effect of Winnipeg's vibrant, dramatic, and comparatively short historical past, compiled and with observation by way of John David Hamilton and Bonnie Dickie. Over 100 wonderful black-and-white images checklist the early days of town and hint many of the dramatic occasions that made Winnipeg "Canada's Chicago."

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When I was a sports writer on the Free Press, the night city editor assigned a young and innocent cub reporter to cover an execution that was to occur at Headingly at midnight. When he came back I saw him typing away industriously and asked him about it. He looked at me with ingenuous blue eyes and replied: "Gee, it was a swell party! " Such was the vulgar, bad-taste standard of newspapermen two generations ago. Glimpses of the Way We Were It was a crude world we grew up in, and it was surprising that we got relatively civilized as fast as we did.

H. McMillan, and their ladies. M. Aikins, and their entourage (1922). RAM - Foote Collection - N1759 38 Glimpses of the Way We Were Wedding party at train. PAM - Foote Collection - N15817 39 WINNIPEG O N THE OTHER SIDE of Winnipeg there were always the poor. The false fronts, flimsy stores, and warehouses and hotels were soon displaced by solid brick and stone structures, but the originals remained as flophouses for the down-and-out, cheap stores for the immigrant thousands, and shack residences for impoverished families.

And when he moved his house he employed more horses. Woodsleds in winter. RAM - Foote Collection - N2015 63 WINNIPEG House-moving.

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