Gaspe (Quebec) Pioneer farm boy and ox cart
This is a historic view of a young Gaspe, Quebec farm boy leaning against an ox which is hitched up to a cart carrying lumber. The reverse of this vintage card is postmarked July 15th, 1937, Peoria Illlinois (USA).
Postmarked Charrette a boeuf en Gaspesie – Ox Cart on Gaspe peninsula, P.Q. – C.R. 11.
Published by H.V. Henderson, West Bathurst, N.B. Scenic Postals, Views Albums, Enlargements, Amateur Finishing, Souvenirs etc. for Tourists
Mr. Harry Lindahls, Jr., Powers Lake, Genoa City, Wisconsin
Message on the back of the card
We saw a lot of ox-carts + dog carts on our trip. Took some pictures of them too.
How’s swimming this summer.
Remember me to your folks.
“Tradition has it that the first hotel was the Gilbert Hotel, operated by Logue and Fitzgerald. Later the Commercial Hotel was operated in the Bailey Block, and this was operated by George Grange who was followed by Anton Zolakar. The First National Bank was established in 1908 . . . . . Under Mr. Hoel, Harry Lindahl first served as Cashier, and he was succeeded by John Seman. At that time Miss Lillian Havila was promoted to the position of Assistant Cashier.”