Here we are starting a series of photos of Rawdon dating back to the turn of the 20th century. Many buildings are still in existence, some changed dramatically. Unfortunately, many more have fallen victim to the wrecking ball. How many can you recognize?
Rawdon Qc Ch Morgan Road 1950 Grading

 

1950 Grading the Roads

With the arrival of spring came the thaw and many roads be came impassable. In places as the frost came out of the ground,  the road swelled up and burst leaving a huge, gaping holes the width of the road. No vehicle could pass, and in many places neither could a horse and wagon.

As the ground settled back down the roads had to be graded. This 4 horse team was contracted to grade Lake Morgan Road between Wilson’s, what is now the main entrance to the Camp Mariste , and Hugh Carroll’s about 5 miles down the road. The operation took 2 days as it was too much for the horses to do in one day.




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Rawdon Qc Ch Morgan Road 1950 Grading
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