By John David Hamilton
Winnipeg used to be Canada's first vital urban within the west and was once the provision 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 through then had a college, newspapers, publishing enterprises, a massive theatre, and a colourful mass of immigrants who flooded in to open up the West. becoming Winnipeg used to be served with paddle-wheelers at the purple River, pink River ox carts, a Canadian-owned railway to St. Paul, Minnesota, and at last the CPR linking Montreal with the west coast. A Winnipeg Album is a pictorial influence of Winnipeg's vibrant, dramatic, and comparatively short historical past, compiled and with observation via John David Hamilton and Bonnie Dickie. Over 100 gorgeous black-and-white photos checklist the early days of town and hint the various dramatic occasions that made Winnipeg "Canada's Chicago."
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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. This was attributed to our clergymen and school teachers rather than our politicians. The mighty financial institutions supplied a measure of stability. Above all, the Grain Exchange and other financial neighbours like the Great West Life Assurance Company and the Royal Trust, formed the focus of Winnipeg.
RAM - Winnipeg Buildings Collection - 19 52 Glimpses of the Way We Were The Vaughan Street Jail (1912). PAM - Winnipeg Buildings Collection 53 WINNIPEG F OR MANY YEARS, executions were staged in the Vaughan Street Jail yard, and black canvas canopies were draped around it to hide the gallows from pedestrians walking past. As a small boy I was told that hangings were held on the grounds of the legislative buildings on Broadway, and I had a persistent vision of a great black square hiding a gallows from me.
PAM - Foote Collection - N2651 51 WINNIPEG PERPETRATORS ended up in the handsome law courts on Broadway and the Vaughan Street jail. The law courts on Broadway (1923). RAM - Winnipeg Buildings Collection - 19 52 Glimpses of the Way We Were The Vaughan Street Jail (1912). PAM - Winnipeg Buildings Collection 53 WINNIPEG F OR MANY YEARS, executions were staged in the Vaughan Street Jail yard, and black canvas canopies were draped around it to hide the gallows from pedestrians walking past. As a small boy I was told that hangings were held on the grounds of the legislative buildings on Broadway, and I had a persistent vision of a great black square hiding a gallows from me.