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is that a cement plant at the forks?
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Great pics. You really start to forget all the stuff that has disappeared over the years -- those weren't even all that long ago; mostly when I was a schoolboy.
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Where? Right at the southern tip? Where the smokestack is? Is that not a powerhouse?
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no gom beside where the esplinade riel is now
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is that a cement plant at the forks?
You bet. The cement plant was very prominent from across the river. Remember my dad being in St. Boniface hospital and looking out the window at the cement plant.
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dam... that musta looked horid
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It truly is sad how much we have lost, and how dense the downtown was before the demolition, or progress...or modernization...and unfortunately, we never did receive anything worthy of replacing what we lost.
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dam... that musta looked horid
For the time, no it didn't. It was part of the fabric of the city, and for a child it was truly fascinating.
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Old Posted Feb 6, 2010, 8:15 PM
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It truly is sad how much we have lost, and how dense the downtown was before the demolition, or progress...or modernization...
Truly sad indeed. Love the pictures you dug up.
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hmm






ooo interesting i just discoverd i have a slide thats from a set of photos thats on the u of m's archives how interesting

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Nice. I wonder what the "Share Your Happiness" campaign was about? It's too bad that the Richardsons couldn't have retained the Merchants Bank (Wheat Pool) Building rather than knocking everything down for the Lombard Place development. If it had lasted another 10 years, probably a lot of this stuff would have been saved. Fortunately the preservationist movement got itself in gear just in the nick of time to save the Hamilton and Bank of Commerce buildings, which were next on the list. The block of Main Street south of Portage would have been, in restored condition, a wonderful ornament for the city -- instead the "progress" crowd prevailed, giving us a couple of acres of nothing topped off by a skyscraper of no interest or aesthetic merit whatever.
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it is andy i just saying the photo came outa the u of m's archive
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great photos, thanks.

bring back the 'share your happiness' feather things too, those are cool.
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Hwy 4? Since when was there ever a highway 4 going through Winnipeg? Where did it begin and end? Why does it no longer exist?
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i beleave that was the yellow head back in the day befor it was called the yellow head
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i beleave that was the yellow head back in the day befor it was called the yellow head
Partially correct.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manitoba_Highway_4
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That article is actually full of mistakes.

The history of Highway 4 is complicated. Although originally Highway 4 was what is now known as Highway 16 (beginning west of Portage and heading west), in the late 1950s it was extended east to make a second "trans-Manitoba highway" (in addition to Highway 1), using some wandering parts of the old Highway 1 that had been replaced in the late 1950s with new sections of the more streamlined #1 route required by the federal TCH programme. That Hwy 4 is what we are seeing in the photo.

So the discarded alignment of Highway 1 from Portage to Winnipeg (through Poplar Point, now called Highway 26) was tacked on to the original Highway 4, as was the old route of Highway 1 east from Winnipeg, which was Main Street (now Hwy 9) to Lockport and then what is now Highway 44 to the Ontario boundary. All of this -- the original Highway 4 (now 16), Highway 26, Portage Avenue (shared with Hwy 1), Main Street, Highway 9, and Highway 44 -- became the new enlarged "Highway 4". I guess that this designation didn't really make a lot of sense, so the Highways department decided by the mid-60s to break it back up into separate highways, giving them the numbers 4, 26, 9 and 44 (two 4's, for old time's sake). Then, some years later, with the Yellowhead renumbering, even the remaining "original" Highway 4 through Neepawa and Minnedosa disappeared, becoming 16. In the early 80s, when the little highway across the Red River was built north of Selkirk, "4" was taken off the shelf and applied to it. That highway has nothing to do with the old Highway 4, contrary to what the wikipedia article says.
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