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Vintage Photos: Transportation

Prior to 1900 and for the first decade or so of the 20th century, horses were the main source of
transportation in the rural Carman/Dufferin area. Arrival of the railway in Carman in 1901 and its extension westward over the next two years, opened the area to outside travel and to easier shipping and receiving of goods. From 1906 to 1926, another rail line connected Carman with Portage la Prairie and the U.S. border. Soon the automobile replaced the horse and buggy, beginning an emphasis on maintaining roads and bridges that persists to this day. Unless otherwise indicated, photos are from the collection of early Roseisle photographer J.B. Coleman.