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Who needs a cell phone!? Steinbach get it's first "drive-in telephone"!

Who needs a cell phone!? Steinbach get it's first "drive-in telephone"!

Steinbach got it's first "drive-in telephone" in 1952.  Steinbach has always been a community that has embraced cutting edge technology to make everyday life simpler and more efficient. Here we see Eileen Reimer demonstrating the use of the all new piece of communications technology. You could pull up and call anyone you wanted and it would only cost you a dime! Ah the simpler times of yesteryear!   Compare that to a three year contract of $150 per month for a cell phone!  Technology was suppose to make our lives "easier" and cheaper,.right? ;-)  

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Batter up! Steinbach Millers Baseball Team

Batter up!  Steinbach Millers Baseball Team

July 28,1961 The Steinbach Millers were inducted into the Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame in 2015 Steinbach Millers (1964-1969)  -  2015 Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame InducteesWes Reimer, Dave Smith, Mike Mutcheson, Rick Hefford, Pete Peters, Dennis Guenther, Brian Reimer, Marv Hollender, Ernie Hollender, Alvin Schmidtke, Glen Schmidtke, Ralph Rempel, C.P. Hiebert, Ray Rosner, Ed Klassen, Wally Rempel, John Schultz, Ron Funk, Ryan Rempel, Harry Steingart, Earl Kreutzer, Ralph Friesen, Peter Rempel, Dennis Fender, Rob Smith, Richard Hildebrandt, manager Jonas Goossen Back row - Peter Rempel, Ray Rosner, Brian Reimer, Ron Funk, Harry Steingart, Earl Kreutzer Front row - Glen...

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Penner Dodge Chrysler A new car for only $2600.00!!

Penner Dodge Chrysler    A new car for only $2600.00!!

Look at the car prices in 1963!  $2600.00 for a new car!    

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Vogt Bros. IGA Blast from Steinbach past

Vogt Bros. IGA Blast from Steinbach past

Vintage grocery store Vogt Bros. IGA in Steinbach. Wouldn't it be great if we could still buy groceries at those prices?  Think again.  This add is from 1970 when minimum wage was 95 cents an hour.  So it took a person 45 minutes of wages to buy a pound of butter at 69 cents a pound.  On April 1st 2022. minimum wage will go up to $13.70 an hour. So today, you'd make $10.80 in 45 minutes of work (at minimum wage). A pound of butter today is $4.99.  So you can buy 2 pounds of butter today for the...

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Steinbach 1918 and Steinbach 2020

Steinbach 1918 and Steinbach 2020

Steinbach Main Street  c.1918 looking south. The building on the far right was actually a barber shop owned by the Peters Family. Note the "Stag" beer sign on the left of building. Beer and haircut,.two bits?!  Peter B. Peters would later relocate next to Henry Coote's hotel where he built the Tourist Hotel in 1926. Same spot looking south 103 years later   Don't forget to check out the Mennonite Enquirer

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