OLD PHOTOGRAPH CONTEST WINNERS

People's Choice Award
The votes are in and here are our winners:

First Place - Verne Kemble - photograph I

Second Place - Muriel Mitchell - photograph G

Tie for Third Place - Earl Sadler & Dennis Cook -photographs L & H


 
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I have lived on our farm/ranch near the beautiful hamlet of Indus, Alberta for thirty-seven years. Prior to this I was raised in south western Alberta and eastern British Columbia. My early childhood was
on a guest ranch near Pincher Creek. I have two black and white photographs from the Buckhorn Ranch, one showing me as a four year old holding a team for my Dad and on another occasion I was driving a pony on a cart! Horses have been a part of my life for all but  maybe ten
years when I lived in the city. Horses are a passion for me. I retired eighteen years ago and I have been playing wheelwright, wagon builder, training, and driving horses ever since.
Verne Kemble Indus, Alberta

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I have lived on our farm/ranch near the beautiful hamlet of Indus, Alberta for thirty-seven years. Prior to this I was raised in south western Alberta and eastern British Columbia. My early childhood was on a guest ranch near Pincher Creek. I have two black and white photographs from the Buckhorn Ranch, one showing me as a four year old holding a team for my Dad and on another occasion I was driving a pony on a cart! Horses have been a part of my life for all but maybe ten years when I lived in the city. Horses are a passion for me. I retired eighteen years ago and I have been playing wheelwright, wagon builder, training, and driving horses ever since. Verne Kemble Indus, Alberta

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 George Johnson 1942 – Spring – hauling firewood for sale – George got $3-4 a cord.
Photo submitted by Muriel Mitchell

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George Johnson 1942 – Spring – hauling firewood for sale – George got $3-4 a cord. Photo submitted by Muriel Mitchell

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Thomas Henry Sadler
My Grandfather was Thomas Henry who came to Canada from Ireland with
his father, Thomas and his mother, Jane Lockhead when he was 12 years old. While they walked from Perth to the farm in Pakenham, his mother took sick and died. She is buried somewhere on the Old Perth Road. He and his Dad settled in Pakenham Township on a farm. They were successful farmers because of their background in market gardening in Ireland. They made maple syrup, milked Holstein cows as well. My Grandfather’s favourite team was Bob and Charlie. In this photograph is my grandfather with this team in about 1913. Unfortunately this team came to an untimely end due to certain circumstances. Thomas Henry’s brother, George was a doctor in Combermere, Ontario. George
came to visit his brother by train. During his stay he received a telegram informing him of an outbreak of a contagious disease, which required his immediate attention. The train wasn’t going back until
late the next day. So George took this team to drive to Combermere, which is about 100 miles. As a result of this emergency drive one of the horses had to be destroyed shortly after reaching Combermere and the second horse had to be destroyed a week later.  Thomas Henry never again owned such an exceptional team in his lifetime. as doing mixed farming. I was the first grandchild and I was 12 years old when he died. My father and mother lived across the road from my
grandfather. So I spent a great deal of time with him. Earl Sadler, Pakenham, Ontario

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Thomas Henry Sadler My Grandfather was Thomas Henry who came to Canada from Ireland with his father, Thomas and his mother, Jane Lockhead when he was 12 years old. While they walked from Perth to the farm in Pakenham, his mother took sick and died. She is buried somewhere on the Old Perth Road. He and his Dad settled in Pakenham Township on a farm. They were successful farmers because of their background in market gardening in Ireland. They made maple syrup, milked Holstein cows as well. My Grandfather’s favourite team was Bob and Charlie. In this photograph is my grandfather with this team in about 1913. Unfortunately this team came to an untimely end due to certain circumstances. Thomas Henry’s brother, George was a doctor in Combermere, Ontario. George came to visit his brother by train. During his stay he received a telegram informing him of an outbreak of a contagious disease, which required his immediate attention. The train wasn’t going back until late the next day. So George took this team to drive to Combermere, which is about 100 miles. As a result of this emergency drive one of the horses had to be destroyed shortly after reaching Combermere and the second horse had to be destroyed a week later. Thomas Henry never again owned such an exceptional team in his lifetime. as doing mixed farming. I was the first grandchild and I was 12 years old when he died. My father and mother lived across the road from my grandfather. So I spent a great deal of time with him. Earl Sadler, Pakenham, Ontario

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The Mule and the Bull
Here is a photograph of an old neighbour, Ross Falener from Concord Glengarry years ago with a mule and a bull. He had to be quite a teamster, don’t you think and also good at hooking the team up. Dennis
Cook, Pictou Co. Nova Scotia

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The Mule and the Bull Here is a photograph of an old neighbour, Ross Falener from Concord Glengarry years ago with a mule and a bull. He had to be quite a teamster, don’t you think and also good at hooking the team up. Dennis Cook, Pictou Co. Nova Scotia