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Sunday, 7 September 2008

Weekend Update: I Love Manitoba (3)

This weekend it was Teulon / Inwood area, the reason why is below. En route, however...

All Saints Victoria Anglican Church near Stonewall, a provincial heritage site:

All Saints Victoria Anglican Church

All Saints Victoria Anglican Church

All Saints Victoria Anglican Church

Near Stony Mountain

Then through Teulon. Stopped briefly at the museum, which was closed, but got shots of the outdoor displays.

Teulon Museum

Teulon Museum

Then, finally, to the destination, the former hamlet of Polson, Manitoba. The reason: to check out Winnipeg Streetcar 680 that has been sitting in a pasture perhaps since 1955 when the streetcar system was disbanded. (For more on THAT check out my previous post on car 356 or, shortly, at my history blog as September 18th 1955 is the date that the system was disbanded. There is also a great audio piece from 1955 entitled Winnipeg's Last Streetcar Rolls Into History in the CBC Archives).

The streetcar was located but there was a problem, or rather a hundred of them: cattle ! I've been around cattle before and found that they usually range from apathetic to skittish when people are around but these were loud and extremely curious so, sadly, close-ups of the car were not in the cards (you can, though, check out buflyer's close ups as he went there once when the cows were in another pasture).

Former Polson Manitoba

Former Polson Manitoba

So, a couple of shots from afar and since I had a camera and was in a pasture grabbed some shots of the residents and the surrounding area ! (Actually, some of the cattle had great faces, I rather enjoyed shooting them and they seemed happy enough to pose !)

Cattle !

Cattle !

Cattle !

Cattle !

And, of course, Polson !

Former Polson Manitoba

Former Polson Manitoba

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