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No worries about high gas prices!

No worries about high gas prices!

Enclosed sleigh, known as a "tap schleijdi" used by many Mennonites in Canada. A stone was heated in the household stove,then wrapped and placed inside the sleigh to keep hands and feet warm.  I was told that this type of closed in sleigh was nice because the horse always remembered where home was. It was like the first auto pilot! If you had too much to drink at the Tourist Hotel, (which would have happened very seldom) you could pass out and the horse would instinctively take you back home!    Circa 1947

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Old C. T. Loewen residence ca. 1916 Steinbach

Old C. T. Loewen residence ca. 1916 Steinbach

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A little bit of Jolly old England in Steinbach Manitoba?!

A little bit of Jolly old England in Steinbach Manitoba?!

Yes, that’s right. The very first shuttle service which took passengers all the way from downtown Steinbach to the brand new Clearspring Shopping Mall, began service on April 30th 1980! Passengers aboard the British Route Master could enjoy a scenic view along the way. You’d pass the sights of Stony Brook, Jakes Husky and some of the last prairie grasses around Steinbach that would eventually turn their sod over to pavement in the next 35 years. The prairie grasses are long gone, as is the British double decker bus that once whisked eager shoppers to the new Utopian shopping experience...

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Hauling logs Steinbach Main Street ca.1928

Hauling logs Steinbach Main Street ca.1928

Hauling logs Steinbach Main Street ca.1928 The Reimer name

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This photo was taken at Steinbach’s 100th Anniversary. Now we’re nearing the 150th!

This photo was taken at Steinbach’s 100th Anniversary.  Now we’re nearing the 150th!

"It is now seven score and eight years ago, since our forefathers brought about in the new province of Manitoba...a place that would become Steinbach...... and the notion that not all forma worscht is created equal, but for the pursuit that is the inherent right of every man and woman..... to enjoy kielke with forma worscht and schmaunt-fat for all".       Abraham Leoppky, the Strassburg address.             2024 will mark Steinbach’s 150th Anniversary!    Celebrate your Mennonite connections with this one of a kind Birthday card.      

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