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Assiniboine Historical Society Collection Manitoba--Winnipeg Frontier and pioneer life With digital objects
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Arrival of South Dakota Settlers, May 1, 1891

Photograph of a train carrying settlers from South Dakota. The train is stopped with people standing on top and in front. Bound for the Canadian North-West, this CPR train arrived in Winnipeg on May 1st, 1891. The following messages were written on the sides of the train: "Good-bye South Dakota. Bound for the Canadian North-West. Free land. Plenty of timber. Pure water. No more 2 bushels per acre. No more opaline fuel. No more 5 mile water haul. No more grinding machine agents. Hurrah for Canada."