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article imagePhoto Essay: Remnants of Western Canada's pioneers Special

By Kyle Ashmead     Jun 13, 2013 in World
Canada's frontier life was hard but filled with hope for the future. Compared to what was left behind in Europe, autocratic regimes, famine and war.
The pioneers who came to Western Canada, faced many hardships from a lack of resources and long cold winters. They worked hard, but also had time to relax. "Every Sunday after church we are able to have a picnic, at the local swimming hole." Musa Egy, letter written home around 1905.
A long cabin  age unknown. There could be as many as nine or ten people  living in a house this size...
A long cabin, age unknown. There could be as many as nine or ten people, living in a house this size.
Log cabin and log barn.
Log cabin and log barn.
A close up of a log cabin  does not look very weather proof. This cabin would have been built  with ...
A close up of a log cabin, does not look very weather proof. This cabin would have been built, with an axe and a cross cut saw.
An example of an early window.
An example of an early window.
International Harvester  seeder.
International Harvester, seeder.
Half buffalo skull  this would be at least 100 years old. If not more.
Half buffalo skull, this would be at least 100 years old. If not more.
As conditions improved  items such as this Pontiac  became increasingly available to the masses.
As conditions improved, items such as this Pontiac, became increasingly available to the masses.
This wagon would have been used to haul grain  as while as day to day use.
This wagon would have been used to haul grain, as while as day to day use.
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