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Winnipeg's last trolley bus at the Carruthers Avenue Garage

Photograph of the last trolley bus operated in Winnipeg. The bus was on route to north Main Street and McAdam Avenue, and bears the face of transit's "Transit Tom" mascot, as well as text advertising it as the last trolley bus. Left to right are Transit Division employees Don Morrison (Special Projects Officer), Robert M. Simister (Superintendent, Electrical Distribution Branch), Walter Marshal, J. A. (Tony) Painchaud (Assistant Superintendent of Transportation Operation), Roy W. Church (Manager of Transit Operations), Robert G. Ferguson (Superintendent of Schedules), and C. E. ("Ed") LaForme (Superintendent of Transportation). Information about the photograph is written on attached scrap paper. The photographer is unknown.

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Beautification of Portage Avenue divider, before and after

Two photographs affixed to a piece of paper showcasing the beautification of Portage Avenue's divider. The Photographs were taken from around Carlton Street and look south down Portage avenue, towards Main Street. The photograph on the left shows a bare divider with short, patchy grass, while the photograph on the right shows the same divider with regular concrete slabs on its surface and potted shrubery. Cut lines are typed at the top, emphasizing the change. The photographer is unknown.

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New Conservatory in Assiniboine Park

Photograph of the new conservatory in Assiniboine Park, built in June 1970. The photo's reverse is marked with Metro's Parks and Protection Division stamp and G. A. Schoch (Landscape Architect) written. The photographer is likely G. A. Schoch.

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Metro computer installation

Photograph of the first computer installation (an IBM system 360) set-up by the Metro government. From left to right are Gerald Le Bleu, Manager of Computer Systems Department, Harvey Beemer, and Finance Division Director Andy Duncan. The cutline reads "Metro's own computer installation went into action".

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First Western Flyer bus in front of Legislature

Photograph of the first Western Flyer bus used in Winnipeg, parked in front of the Manitoba Legislature Building. The bus is chartered and bears an advertisement on its side for Manitoba's centennial. Publishing information is on the reverse. Unknown photographer.

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Golf house at John Blumberg Golf Course

Photograph of the main golf house at John Blumberg Golf Course. A description of the photo used for publication is recorded on a separate piece of paper. Photo's reverse is stamped by the Parks and Protection Division of the Metro Government.

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Line up at toboggan slide

Photograph of children and their families lined up on a winter toboggan slide in a park. The cutline reads "Experimental toboggan slides were built". The photographer is unknown.

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People walking across overpass

Photograph of people walking across the Nairn Overpass with snow on the ground below. The overpass is lined with flags. Photographed by Gunter A. Schoch, Landscape Architect for the Metro Parks and Protection Division.

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Skating on the Assiniboine Duck Pond

Photograph of park goers skating on the Assiniboine Duck Pond in winter, with the pavilion off in the distance. A description of the photo used for publication is recorded on a separate piece of paper. Photo's reverse is stamped by the Parks and Protection Division of the Metro Government.

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Portage Avenue underpass

A photograph of the Portage Avenue underpass, which crosses Century Street on the north side of the St. James Bridge. The photographer is unknown.

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Boat ramp at Crescent Drive Park

Photograph of the first public boat ramp in Winnipeg, built in 1967 and located in Crescent Drive Park. Photo's reverse is stamped by the Parks and Protection Division of the Metro Government.

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New Cricket Pavilion in Assiniboine Park

Photograph of the new Cricket Pavilion in Assiniboine Park, which replaced the original pavilion in 1966. Photo's reverse is stamped by the Parks and Protection Division of the Metro Government.

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Footbridge in La Barriere Park

Photograph of a footbridge across the La Salle River in La Barriere Park. A description of the photo used for publication is recorded on a separate piece of paper. Photo's reverse is stamped by the Parks and Protection Division of the Metro Government.

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Vermeer Tree Mover in operation

Photograph of a Vermeer brand tree mover being operated by Metro employee pulling a treet out of the ground. The tree mover was acquired by Metro in 1966. A description of the photo used for publication is recorded on a separate piece of paper. Photo's reverse is stamped by the Parks and Protection Division of the Metro Government.

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Cars and bus stuck in snow, likely on William Avenue

Photograph of a bus stuck in a snowbank nearly as tall as it, possibly after the blizzard on March 4, 1966. The bus' route is William - Polo Park and this photograph was likely taken on William Avenue. The photographer is unknown. The reverse of the photo asks that it be returned to Transit Publicity.

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