Monday, 7 July 2014

Boultons and the Model T Ford

This is a wonderful picture of Thomas and Elsie Boulton posing with their family and the Model T Ford in front of their home in about 1924.  Edwin, Randy's dad is the little boy of about 4 years old on his dad's knee.  Edna is sitting in front of them and Annie is sitting to the right.  Violet is standing beside Elsie.

The lack of trees in the background reminds me that when the Boultons first came to Manitoba, there were no trees anywhere around the area.  This was due to prairie fires that would sweep through the dead grass in the spring and burn for miles. In the twenties, small areas of trees were beginning to grow but in the coming decade, they would need to survive the drought years, the Dirty Thirties.

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