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  • Threshing at Gibson's, Sept 4, 1905
  • Mary Bell Featherston
        Mary Bell Featherston worked as a Milliner in Toronto at Custom Millinery on Yonge St.
      Mary Bell Featherston worked as a Milliner in Toronto at Custom Millinery ...
  • Country Road Construction
        Crushed Stone with horse drawn wagons to build country roads. John A. Ford standing in front of the roller. If they had made two trips with crushed stone they made $4.50 a day.
      Crushed Stone with horse drawn wagons to build country roads. John A. ...
  • Bruce Brittain, approximately 18 years of age
        Bruce Brittain, a neighbor of the Wettlaufer family. At one point, Bruce owned the White Rose gas station at Highways 5 and 25, where the Shell station is now. After that he drove the school bus.
      Bruce Brittain, a neighbor of the Wettlaufer family. At one point, Bruce ...
  • Grading Dundas Hwy.
        Using horses to smooth and maintain Dundas St.
      Using horses to smooth and maintain Dundas St.
  • George Hardy With Hay Loader
        The hay loader attaches backwards to the back of the hay wagon, picks up the hay and drops it into the wagon. It reduces the job by one person; there is no longer a need for someone to pitch the hay into the wagon with a pitchfork. The hay loader ...
      The hay loader attaches backwards to the back of the hay wagon, ...
  • Harold Wettlaufer With Tractor
        Harold took over the family farm after his father Eckhardt died. They had Holstein cattle.
      Harold took over the family farm after his father Eckhardt died. They ...
  • George Wettlaufer With Tractor, 1930's
        Taken on the Wettlaufer farm on Burnhamthorpe Rd.
      Taken on the Wettlaufer farm on Burnhamthorpe Rd.
  • George Wetlauffer on a Tractor & Disc
        This machine, called a disc cultivator, broke up the large clods left after initial plowing. The photo was taken at the Wettlaufer farm.
      This machine, called a disc cultivator, broke up the large clods left ...
  • Teaching Contract between Ethel Wettlaufer and Trafalgar Township School Area, 1949
        Teaching contract signed on April 5th, 1949 between Trafalgar Township School Area in the County of Halton and Mrs. Ethel Wettlaufer. The salary was $190 a month beginning the 6th of September, 1949.
      Teaching contract signed on April 5th, 1949 between Trafalgar Township School Area ...
  • Farm Vehicles
        Picture taken on the farm on the northwest corner of Britannia Rd. & 6th line. Barn was built in 1930. Take note of the small dump box on the road construction truck.
      Picture taken on the farm on the northwest corner of Britannia Rd. ...
  • Elmer Downs' Threshing Machine
        Elmer Downs was a thresher as well as owner of a portable saw mill. He and his brother took the machinery to the farmers and set up shop where required. The photograph sowns the threshing machine steam engine and water tank - the power that operated the threshing machine. (The ...
      Elmer Downs was a thresher as well as owner of a portable ...
  • Stuart Robertson Driving a Herd of Cattle
        Picture of Stuart Robertson driving a herd of cattle to be shipped to Toronto by rail. The stock pens can be seen in the background. His first truck, (a reo) was capable of moving only a small number of cattle (1931).
      Picture of Stuart Robertson driving a herd of cattle to be shipped ...
  • Quilting Bee in Sheridan
        Lizzie Wilson, Delia Devlin, Ellen Savage, and Maud Speck working on a handsewn quilt, the pattern appears to be a patchwork "Irish Chain" pattern. The ladies lived in the area of Sheridan, now Winston Churchille Blvd., and the area around the Oakville Ford Plant and Queen Elizabeth Way.
      Lizzie Wilson, Delia Devlin, Ellen Savage, and Maud Speck working on a ...
  • Harvesting Crops at the Wettlaufer Farm
        Crops are being harvested using a tractor and a thresher.
      Crops are being harvested using a tractor and a thresher.
  • Teaching Contract Between Ethel Wettlaufer and the Trafalgar School Area, 1950
        The teaching contract between Mrs. Ethel Wettlaufer and the Trafalgar school area signed March 28, 1950. The yearly salaray was $2000.00 beginning September 5, 1950. Ethel Wettlaufer attended Normal School (teacher’s college) in Hamilton. She and Eckhardt lived at 2467 Bronte Road in Palermo. She taught at the Palermo school, ...
      The teaching contract between Mrs. Ethel Wettlaufer and the Trafalgar school area ...
  • Teaching Contract Between Ethel Wettlaufer and the Trafalgar School Area, 1952
        The teaching contract between Mrs. Ethel Wettlaufer and the Trafalgar school area signed May 10, 1952. The yearly salary was $2800.00 beginning September 2, 1952. Ethel Wettlaufer attended Normal School (teacher’s college) in Hamilton. She and Eckhardt lived at 2467 Bronte Road in Palermo. She taught at the Palermo school, ...
      The teaching contract between Mrs. Ethel Wettlaufer and the Trafalgar school area ...
  • Oakville Dairy Staff
        Oakville Dairy, belonging to S.G. Powley, at Sumner and Allen streets in Oakville. This photo was taken in 1917 or 1918. R-L; Mr. Sherman G. Powley (by the horse) ?, ?, Smallest boy is Warren Powley, and next to him his mother Mrs. Elishia Powley.
      Oakville Dairy, belonging to S.G. Powley, at Sumner and Allen streets in ...
  • Teaching Contract between Ethel Wettlaufer and Trafalgar Township School Area, 1946
        Teaching contract signed on May 21st, 1946 between Trafalgar Township School Area in the County of Halton and Mrs. Ethel Wettlaufer. The salary was $140 a month for 10 months, beginning the 3rd of September, 1946.
      Teaching contract signed on May 21st, 1946 between Trafalgar Township School Area ...
  • Elmer Downs' Saw-Mill
        Pictures of Elmer Downs' saw-mill which he moved round the country cutting down and sawing lumber.
      Pictures of Elmer Downs' saw-mill which he moved round the country cutting ...
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