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

By John David Hamilton

Winnipeg used to be Canada's first vital urban within the west and used to be the provision element for different prairie towns like Regina, Saskatoon, Calgary, Edmonton, or even distant Vancouver. It exploded from a village of 2,700 humans in 1877 to an absolutely glossy city of 100,000 in precisely thirty years and through then had a college, newspapers, publishing organizations, an incredible theatre, and a colourful mass of immigrants who flooded in to open up the West. turning out to be Winnipeg used to be served with paddle-wheelers at the crimson River, pink 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 background, compiled and with statement by means of John David Hamilton and Bonnie Dickie. Over 100 beautiful black-and-white images list the early days of town and hint many of the dramatic occasions that made Winnipeg "Canada's Chicago."

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RAM - Foote Collection - N2662 58 Glimpses of the Way We Were T HE CNR arrived later, but it was equally impressive. The CNR station. RAM - Winnipeg Views Collection - N8378 59 WINNIPEG A N EARLIER FORCE in the area was the Hudson's Bay Company, here represented by the Upper Fort Garry Gate, with the visiting Buffalo Bill Wild West Show posing in front in 1910 ... Upper Fort Garry Gate. RAM - Fort Garry Collection - N10773 60 Glimpses of the Way We Were ... and the HBC department store (left) with the magnificent legislative buildings in the background (centre) ...

RAM - Foote Collection - N2015 63 WINNIPEG House-moving.

The new home of Winnipeg's rich was Roslyn Road and Wellington Crescent, which became the very symbols of luxury and superiority. Douglas C. Cameron's house on Roslyn Road. M. Nanton's house on Roslyn Road (inside and outside views). H. Hay ward's house on St. Mary Avenue. RAM - Winnipeg Homes Collection - N16622 34 Glimpses of the Way We Were HRO ttt change in the city of Winnipeg, elegance was maintained by the rich and privileged, who were glad to welcome British aristocracy. For example, what more fashionable figures than the following: Two elegant ladies (1890).

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