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  • Threshing at Gibson's, Sept 4, 1905
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    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Mary Bell Featherston
    Image       Mary Bell Featherston worked as a Milliner in Toronto at Custom Millinery on Yonge St.
    Image     Mary Bell Featherston worked as a Milliner in Toronto at Custom Millinery on Yonge St.
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Country Road Construction
    Image       Crushed Stone with horse drawn wagons to build country roads. John A. Ford standing in front of the roller. If they had made two trips with crushed stone they made $4.50 a day.
    Image     Crushed Stone with horse drawn wagons to build country roads. John A. Ford standing in front of the roller. If they had made two trips with crushed stone they made ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Bruce Brittain, approximately 18 years of age
    Imagecomment       Bruce Brittain, a neighbor of the Wettlaufer family. At one point, Bruce owned the White Rose gas station at Highways 5 and 25, where the Shell station is now. After that he drove the school bus.
    Imagecomment     Bruce Brittain, a neighbor of the Wettlaufer family. At one point, Bruce owned the White Rose gas station at Highways 5 and 25, where the Shell station is now. After ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Grading Dundas Hwy.
    Image       Using horses to smooth and maintain Dundas St.
    Image     Using horses to smooth and maintain Dundas St.
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • George Hardy With Hay Loader
    Image       The hay loader attaches backwards to the back of the hay wagon, picks up the hay and drops it into the wagon. It reduces the job by one person; there is no longer a need for someone to pitch the hay into the wagon with a pitchfork. The hay loader ...
    Image     The hay loader attaches backwards to the back of the hay wagon, picks up the hay and drops it into the wagon. It reduces the job by one person; there ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Harold Wettlaufer With Tractor
    Image       Harold took over the family farm after his father Eckhardt died. They had Holstein cattle.
    Image     Harold took over the family farm after his father Eckhardt died. They had Holstein cattle.
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • George Wettlaufer With Tractor, 1930's
    Image       Taken on the Wettlaufer farm on Burnhamthorpe Rd.
    Image     Taken on the Wettlaufer farm on Burnhamthorpe Rd.
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • George Wetlauffer on a Tractor & Disc
    Image       This machine, called a disc cultivator, broke up the large clods left after initial plowing. The photo was taken at the Wettlaufer farm.
    Image     This machine, called a disc cultivator, broke up the large clods left after initial plowing. The photo was taken at the Wettlaufer farm.
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Teaching Contract between Ethel Wettlaufer and Trafalgar Township School Area, 1949
    Text       Teaching contract signed on April 5th, 1949 between Trafalgar Township School Area in the County of Halton and Mrs. Ethel Wettlaufer. The salary was $190 a month beginning the 6th of September, 1949.
    Text     Teaching contract signed on April 5th, 1949 between Trafalgar Township School Area in the County of Halton and Mrs. Ethel Wettlaufer. The salary was $190 a month beginning the 6th ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Home Renovator Hires Retired Workers
    Newspaper  Oakville Beaver, 6 Apr 1988, Section OL, p. 10     ...
    Newspaper  Oakville Beaver, 6 Apr 1988, Section OL, p. 10   ...
    Oakville Public Library
  • Summer employment picture worst in decade, says market survey
    Newspaper  Oakville Beaver, 5 Jun 1992, p. 27     ...
    Newspaper  Oakville Beaver, 5 Jun 1992, p. 27   ...
    Oakville Public Library
  • Farm Vehicles
    Image       Picture taken on the farm on the northwest corner of Britannia Rd. & 6th line. Barn was built in 1930. Take note of the small dump box on the road construction truck.
    Image     Picture taken on the farm on the northwest corner of Britannia Rd. & 6th line. Barn was built in 1930. Take note of the small dump box on the road ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Elmer Downs' Threshing Machine
    Image       Elmer Downs was a thresher as well as owner of a portable saw mill. He and his brother took the machinery to the farmers and set up shop where required. The photograph sowns the threshing machine steam engine and water tank - the power that operated the threshing machine. (The ...
    Image     Elmer Downs was a thresher as well as owner of a portable saw mill. He and his brother took the machinery to the farmers and set up shop where required. ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Stuart Robertson Driving a Herd of Cattle
    Image       Picture of Stuart Robertson driving a herd of cattle to be shipped to Toronto by rail. The stock pens can be seen in the background. His first truck, (a reo) was capable of moving only a small number of cattle (1931).
    Image     Picture of Stuart Robertson driving a herd of cattle to be shipped to Toronto by rail. The stock pens can be seen in the background. His first truck, (a reo) ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Quilting Bee in Sheridan
    Image       Lizzie Wilson, Delia Devlin, Ellen Savage, and Maud Speck working on a handsewn quilt, the pattern appears to be a patchwork "Irish Chain" pattern. The ladies lived in the area of Sheridan, now Winston Churchille Blvd., and the area around the Oakville Ford Plant and Queen Elizabeth Way.
    Image     Lizzie Wilson, Delia Devlin, Ellen Savage, and Maud Speck working on a handsewn quilt, the pattern appears to be a patchwork "Irish Chain" pattern. The ladies lived in the area ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Harvesting Crops at the Wettlaufer Farm
    Image       Crops are being harvested using a tractor and a thresher.
    Image     Crops are being harvested using a tractor and a thresher.
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Teaching Contract Between Ethel Wettlaufer and the Trafalgar School Area, 1950
    Text       The teaching contract between Mrs. Ethel Wettlaufer and the Trafalgar school area signed March 28, 1950. The yearly salaray was $2000.00 beginning September 5, 1950. Ethel Wettlaufer attended Normal School (teacher’s college) in Hamilton. She and Eckhardt lived at 2467 Bronte Road in Palermo. She taught at the Palermo school, ...
    Text     The teaching contract between Mrs. Ethel Wettlaufer and the Trafalgar school area signed March 28, 1950. The yearly salaray was $2000.00 beginning September 5, 1950. Ethel Wettlaufer attended Normal School ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Teaching Contract Between Ethel Wettlaufer and the Trafalgar School Area, 1952
    Text       The teaching contract between Mrs. Ethel Wettlaufer and the Trafalgar school area signed May 10, 1952. The yearly salary was $2800.00 beginning September 2, 1952. Ethel Wettlaufer attended Normal School (teacher’s college) in Hamilton. She and Eckhardt lived at 2467 Bronte Road in Palermo. She taught at the Palermo school, ...
    Text     The teaching contract between Mrs. Ethel Wettlaufer and the Trafalgar school area signed May 10, 1952. The yearly salary was $2800.00 beginning September 2, 1952. Ethel Wettlaufer attended Normal School ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Oakville Dairy Staff
    Image       Oakville Dairy, belonging to S.G. Powley, at Sumner and Allen streets in Oakville. This photo was taken in 1917 or 1918. R-L; Mr. Sherman G. Powley (by the horse) ?, ?, Smallest boy is Warren Powley, and next to him his mother Mrs. Elishia Powley.
    Image     Oakville Dairy, belonging to S.G. Powley, at Sumner and Allen streets in Oakville. This photo was taken in 1917 or 1918. R-L; Mr. Sherman G. Powley (by the horse) ?, ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
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