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By John David Hamilton

Winnipeg was once 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 smooth city of 100,000 in exactly thirty years and by way of then had a college, newspapers, publishing corporations, a tremendous theatre, and a colourful mass of immigrants who flooded in to open up the West. growing to be Winnipeg used to be served with paddle-wheelers at the purple River, purple 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 remark by means of John David Hamilton and Bonnie Dickie. Over 100 beautiful black-and-white photos checklist the early days of the town and hint many of the dramatic occasions that made Winnipeg "Canada's Chicago."

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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. New York's Lower East Side and London's East End were certainly no worse than the worst of Winnipeg's immigrant slums where Slavs, Italians, Scandinavians, Germans, Jews, a few blacks, and a few Chinese huddled in misery.

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.

RAM - Winnipeg Streets Collection N4561 RAM - 31 WINNIPEG B ut very soon the rich began to feel that Broadway was too close to business, to the great unwashed mass of immigrants. The millionaires moved to the shady and protected bends of the Assiniboine's south bank, well away from the bustling multitudes. 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).

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