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1907: Streetcars ply Main Street in a photo taken looking north from McDermot Ave.

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1858: Ojibwa have erected their teepees at the Forks.

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1860: Fort Garry as seen from across the Assiniboine River. It would form the nucleus of Winnipeg.

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1873: Looking south on Main Street from Notre Dame Ave. In the distance you can see Fort Garry when it still stood.

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1882: Looking north on Main Street from Lombard towards the first old city hall.

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1898: Looking across the Red River towards St. Boniface.

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1900s: A postcard view of the old city hall. It was demolished in the 1960s.

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1900: A man poses with his dog team beside the old Fort Garry gate.

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1903: Men pose with a very early automobile in front of Mariaggi's in the Exchange District.

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1905: Some of the banks lining the east side of Main Street.

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1905: Looking north from the busy intersection of Main and Portage.

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1910: St Boniface's Cathedral before it was gutted by fire.

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1914: Portage Ave as it looked the day Canada entered the First World War.

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1915: A busy sidewalk on Main Street, from near Bannatyne Ave.

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1919: Men marching down Portage Ave during the General Strike.

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1920s: View down Portage Ave looking east from Carlton Street.

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1930s: The Fort Garry Hotel looming over the old gate to Fort Garry.

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1945: The Eaton's Store is decorated with bunting to celebrate Victory in Europe Day.

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1950: The Legislature seen across Broadway Street during the great floods of 1950.

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