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Hello, thank you for visiting our guestbook.  New entries are at the bottom of the page.  I check this webpage for spam, but it is getting very frustrating. .  I apologize if you arrive here and there is junk mail listed here in.  I may soon have to terminate the guest book because of the spam being added to the guestbook.  The entries in regards to the maps are very interesting and I am glad, that the maps have been of assistance.

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Email: Jocelyn Harrold
wonderful site. I wish I had a faster connection than 33.6

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Email: Stephen G. Hlasny
I was not able to bring up the map of Drumheller Alberta,or locate Newcastle.which was a hamlet just west of Drumheller.Thank You//Steve

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Email: Bill Barry
Very, very interesting site. I very much enjoyed going over the maps. I even found a couple of Saskatchewan place names on them that I had not been aware of. Just one thing. The map you have labelled as "Early 1900s Map of Western Canada...etc." is in fact the newest of the 3 maps you present. My guess is that it would have been produced between 1935 and 1940, but it could have been as late as 1950. The reason I am certain of this is that it shows CN lines that were not built until 1930-31. While the green and red overprint of CN's lines and town names was probably done in the mid1930s, the base map appears to be 1926-27 vintage, again based on the known dates of construction of the rail lines it shows. Bill Barry Box 33030 Regina SK S4T 7X2 (306) 525 6101 fax 569 3260

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Email: Richard T, Sterling
Map was slow to download on our windows 98 / Gateway machine but as a land surveyor in the State of Washington it was probably a light year ahead of our records on the net

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Email: Carl
Very nice and usefull site.

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Email: Fecho,Harold
Now retired, but brought back memories of the old stations now disappeared with the changing of the times. Time does not stop progress but the now generation have missed a vital part of their heritage.

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Email: markus
great site! keep up the good work!

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Email: Daren Istace
awesome to view older maps

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Email: elizabeth (Young ) Antosh
My gramdparents homesteaded at Oxbow and Arcola and later my father at Paddockwood (circa 1920) I was surprised to find Henribourg but not Paddockwood on the map

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Email: Dick H. Epp
I was pleased to see the early railway lines. I had difficulty finding them elsewhere. Some of the names do not appear on present maps. It was good to see your work in this area. We lived at Glenbush at the Avery whye when the line from North Battleford came right through our house and we had to relocate. They then built the whye with joined the line from Speers and we were surrounded by railways . We opened and closed a lot of gates. ThanksI do not have a web page, sorry.

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Email: Eugene Bern
Your site design very well. Thank you. Yahoo store designer

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Email: vergleich-private- krankenversicherung
Hello! Just happened be in the area and thought I`d sign the guestbook Greetings from Germany

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Email: Rebecca
I truly enjoyed my visit here. I like looking at historical items and the maps were great.

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Email: OREST KOWAL

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Email: carl
cool site! thanks lots of good info. I came across it while surfing on google!

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Email: cole
the only thing i dont like is that maps wont save to my computer.. im sure there is a valid reasen for this

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Email: Frank
Hi, just looked through your site, ist very nice made and interesting. keep up! Frank

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Email: Melana Iverson
Love the site. Dropped in to look for any information on a CNR employee from the early 1900's Frederick Maxwell Griffin. He would have been my Great grandfather. Rumour has it that he was relatively important in the construction of certain parts of the CNR, had alot of money but ended up poor and in prison. Intriguing? Yes. Possible to get any information? Not yet.

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Email: Sharon Hunt
I am looking for a place called Eholt B.C. I have a picture dated 1898 that has a main street with boardwalks and a hotel called the Northern. I was looking for this town and could not find it on any BC maps. Is it because the named changed or does not exist?

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Email: Cecilia Newton
thank you. This site will help with my grade 11 history project, my thesis is the essential role of Canada's national railway system to the country's development. I am looking to make the link between immigration and settlement, agriculture, mining, forestsry, industrial development and the role of the rails that made these inductries prosper

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Email: Jenny
Hi everyone! Great to visit your Website here! Byeee....

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Email: ivan
Hi, my friend told me to come see the design on your website and I am very impressed. I must say whoever did the design should keep up the great work :))

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Email: Russell Tutton
It appears that Francis J Reynolds had his own publishing house in Toronto from which he published a history of the great war and world gazette. I am looking for a copy of his book "The United States Navy from the Revolution to Date"(1917)

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Email: Lutz Hoffmann
Hi there , very helpful - thanks for providing this information, greets Lutz Hoffmann

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Email: Penny Holden
Hi there nice page keep your good work on ! Greets Penny

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Email: Kelowna
Fantastic! Greetings from Kelowna, BC, Canada.
About Kelowna

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Email: Janice Pashulka
Could not print off the area where I wanted .. That was Paradise Hill. only part came up on map. also could not find Calder Saskatchewan. Wonderful idea hope all is added.

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Email: yossi
great site!

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Email: Mark
Hi, nice Page .I enjoy my visit to your website. Your site is very useful and interesting.

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Email: DON F WEUMOUTH
Very good site like the maps thank you

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Email: Gray
cool maps. I think your sweden-norway map link was busted. it's amazing they could manage to make such accurate maps without good electronic equipment. As a surveyor I would know... it would be a lot of lot of work.

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Email: Denise Sill
You have a wonderful web site. I enjoyed looking at the maps. I have The New Encyclopedic Atlas and Gazetteer of the world Copyright 1907 By P.F.Collier&Son.I enjoyed looking to see if there was any differents.

site!

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Email: John Yells
What a great map site! I have been looking (for years) for a place in either Manitoba or Ontario that my great grandfather homesteaded in the early 1900's. The place was called Dagero. The provincial boundaries were in dispute at the time that's why I had to look in two places. I first found Dagero listed as an old railroad mileage marker 48.8 miles west of Kenora on the CPR line. Then I found this map site and first looked at the railway lines through Manitoba and found a dot along the line that matched the location but it was not identified. It appeared that Dagero would be in present day Manitoba. Then I looked at the 1922 roadmap of Manitoba and there it was - Dagero!!! listed as a place in the area I was looking. Thank you very much.

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Email: Paul Gilbert McFetridge
Thanks for the info! Good site.

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Email: Barbara Whaley
My mother was born near Regina her name was Phyliss Adelaide Falconer, parents John B. Falconer & Maude Adelaide Falconer (nee Cole) both passed. I am trying to find relatives, I know my grandfather had several brothers, would like to find more about my family.

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Email: Captain W Roger Michelson
I am formerly of Lipton, and our farm resided on the old #35 highway between Lipton and Leross. The highway circa 1948-50 was a little more than a trail, truthfully. There was no gravel, and was a highway by decree and number only, and it was necessary to follow the signs in order to stay on track. Bushes gew immediately along the edges, often overhanging, and would scratch the paint on the sides of the vehicles when passing on-coming traffic. In essence, the road was prairie with the grass scraped off, and consequently the actual road surface was below the adjacent prairie. There were few ditches on the highway, and only raised grades where it passed through a small slough. I say small, because the highway was very; winding, snakeing around the slightest obstacles, many of which were sloughs. The black dirt became impossible gumbo whenever it rained, and I recall many times travellers would be hoplessly stuck and would find their way to our home, and stay until the ground dried up enough to travel. Sometimes wed have guests for days. My father was one of the few with a sturdy tractor, and would start it up and go with the traveller to retrieve the vehicle and tow it into the yard. Most times, hed never be offered any compensation for his good deeds, and remarked about it, because he could ill afford to burn precious gasoline. In those days, our little family was borderline starving. Little did he know, that although travelling, the recipients of his hospitality were probably poorer that he was. I now fly Boeing 747 airplanes.

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Email: Cindie Jaegers
I am trying to locate Sudervich Germany. My grandfather left Hamburg in 1922. His surname was Dienstbier, and I am trying to trace our family history. I have so far been unable to find Sudervich although on his Immigration Records from Ellis Island, it says that he is from Sudervich. He had also told me many times that he was Prussian. Any help?

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Email: Fred J Ortt
Looking for Ortts

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Email: Patti Andersen
What a treat! I am looking for a map of this vintage. The house I am sitting in was once at 10th Street and (1015 South)Western Ave (area was formerly Country Club Heights) but it was moved in 1927 to widen 10th St and change it to Olympic Bl. for the Olympics. I have the permit for the move. It is now on Windsor Bl (formerly Alta Loma) in Oxford Square which opened in 1907. Do you by any chance have a map of Country Club Heights area? Any suggests where to search for one? I am trying to rehab the place and keep running out of money. I love old houses.

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Email: Betty
Thanks for making it easy to find maps of candada.

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Email: Eric Pinhead
Cool site!

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Email: Rasesh Patel
We found your site is the most interesting websites on the Internet. We rate it 8.5/10.

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Email: Sara
Great Site. Very interesting and useful content. Highly Recommended.

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Email: Robert
Just randomly browsed in. Cool site so i decided to greet you =)

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Email: Henry E. Romance
It is through some research unrelated to this site that had me interested in this page. The old map of 1922 was quite interesting.

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Email: walter tompkins
nice site,, a little hard to navigate though.

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Email: Eve Gardner
I haven't yet worked my way through this whole site but it is very exciting just to know that such a site exists. Thankyou.

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Email: Gary
You are doing a nice job I found it very interesting I worked for CNTelegraph for 35 years .keep the good work up

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Email: T.Brandl
firstly, thanks for all these maps. They may be a help for instance for family researchers when deciding where a place has been/is now located. Unfortunately, at least for Austria there are some very blunt errors! They may be due to the fact that there were polls to be held in a few regions in 1921 after the end of WW I (e.g. Sopron area of Burgenland province or Southern Carinthia). The publishers appearingly had no knowledge about this. I've only checked a few places: Burgenland: Lake Neusiedl area (also Sopron/Oedenburg). The map has the full lake in Hungary and also places like for instance Eisenstadt, Rust, Wiener Neustadt and Pinkafeld, which is terribly wrong. Lower Austria: Weitra, Waidhofen and Gmuend are part of today's Austria. There were never polls in this area or any disputes. Upper Austria: The Freistadt-Aigen region - the socalled Muehlviertel - is shown as part of Czechoslovakia which it never was. Carinthia: At least Sillian is *not* in Italy ... One has to be VERY CAREFUL when using these maps.

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Email: June Gravelle Eddins
My parents arrived in Las Vegas, Nevada, on August 26, l922. They had been living in Flagstaff, Az., where my father, Harry C. Gravelle, was in the wholesale grocery business. It snowed on the 4th of July in Flagstaff and my father informed the family: my mother, Mary E. Gravelle(Habbart), my brother, William H. Gravelle, now of Reno, Nevada; Dorothy Gravelle (Smith), my sister, of Las Vegas, deceased; Harry C. Gravelle, Jr., of Fair Oaks, Ca. and Reno, Nv., deceased, my youngest brother; that if God allowed him to live long enough to see another 4th of July, it would not be in Flagstaff. My mother related to me that when they arrived, Fremont Street at that time was two blocks long and one chuck hole after another and she thought my father had brought her to Hell and dropped her off. My father then moved the family to Arden, a small town on the southwestern edge of the valley and now swallowed by the immense growth of Las Vegas. (Arden was located on the railroad and my father ran the grocery and dry goods store there.) By 1928 they had built their first home in Las Vegas on Seventh Street and my father was involved in the grocery business in Las Vegas. From there, they moved to Boulder City, where my father ran the only store in town, operated by Six Companies, the contractor for Boulder (Hoover) Dam. After Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected President and came to Boulder City in 1935 for the dedication of the Dam, he appointed my dad to the post of US Marshall of Nevada. My parents, for the remainder of their lives, were residents of Nevada. My Dad retired to the little town of Nelson and the Tahatchicup Gold Mine, near the Colorado River, where he enjoyed his last years. He passed away in 1969 and is buried in Boulder City. My mother, in later years, had a dairy herd on her 20 acres on Pecos Road, was actively engaged for thirty five years as President of the Paradise Town Board, and was instrumental in the purchase of the property for Sunset Park--also, making sure that federal funds were invested in the property, so that it would always remain a Park. As for me, I am the baby of the family, and although my heart has remained in Nevada, I lived across the US and as far away as Germany, Switzerland and Saudi Arabia. I departed Las Vegas in the early nineteen sixtys and did not return home to Las Vegas until the early nineteen ninetys. My husband, Neil, and I now live in Las Vegas during the winter months and move to our home south of Jackson Hole, Wyoming during the summer months. (Neil was a fighter pilot in the Air Force, who rose to the rank of Major General.) I might add that I have sung the Nevada State Song to people around the world in those places mentioned above. I am proud to be a Nevadan and descended from some wonderful people who helped to settle this State. I'm sure you would not be surprised if I stated how delighted and astounded I was to come across the Maps of 1922 and thank you for posting them.

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Email: Ed Train
Hi Julia, I found your site through your post on Trainboard.com. I went right to the Illinois Central map and found it delightful, revealing and intriguing. Thanks for undertaking this project and for sharing so freely with all those on the Net. I assure you that I shall return. Cheers, Ed

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Email: Jim Savaloja
My grandmother died at Dunblane, SK, in the early 1900's. Your map has brought that time closer to us. Her grave is unmarked and we are now researching the location to return and place a marker there in the spring of 2005. I found your map very interesting and informative.

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Email: Kathy Rotchell
This is a great site! I however can't find Cartier, Manitoba, that is where my Mother was born in 1921. Can anyone help? Kathy R.

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Email: Colleen Baird
Thoroughly enjoying your website... keep up the good work!

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Email: John Whitton
Great Site. I spent 36 years with CNR in the Signal Dept. I worked on a lot of the subdivisions that are shown on the maps. I am also quite interested in the Kettle Valley Railway and have a few books about it. Keep up the good work.

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Email: Jonh
Excellent work!

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Email: julian Evanochko
Graeat site, orginally from Stenen Sask. Imigrated to Australia in 1982. Cheers Julian

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Email: julian Evanochko
Great site, orginally from Stenen Sask. Imigrated to Australia in 1982. Adelaide South Australia Cheers Julian

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Email: Debbie (Birmingham ) Dennis
Very helpful in trying to locate things when I am so far away. Thank you !

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Email: Hailemariam Asfaw
I found it a very interesting map of africa. However, I am not happy because I could not be able to print the eastern part of the map. If there is a possibility of purchasing the copy of the book please let me know.

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Email: Elizabeth Wheaton
I am looking for a town by the name of Mountain Park, Alberta. I can not locate it. Looking for a map that has this on it for family history. I would appreciate any help you can give me. Thanks

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Email: David Dahlin
Thank you so much for this map. My family is from Saskatchewan and I am trying to locate some of the towns...some do not even appear as in existence at this time. I have tried to print your map out in it's entirety, but only six pages print...and unfortunately, the SE portion of the providence does not print for me. I am especially interested in Weyburn, Khedive, Kelso, etc. Can I get a copy of the map that can be printed out...or a copy sent. Please advise. Thank you again. David L. Dahlin

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Email: joe ryan
are the same rail lines still in use for human transport? does amtrac and via use these lines? how come this book has not been updated in 80 years? very thorough document. joe

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Email: joe ryan
how can i find a symbol explaination of the train rails? thanks joe

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Email: Bob Grocholski
As a collector of Saskatchewan postmarks these maps have helped to locate many places that used to exist. I have printed off a number of the maps and have cut them up to paste on the page with a postmark, for example Pinkham. I anyone has old postmarks of Saskatchewan and is willing to sell or part with them I would be interested in hearing from them. My email address is rnsgrocholski@sasktel.net

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Email: effe
Just happened to come by due to Foam Bay and ebay. Although my lineage is predominantly NS, Man and Ont, thank you for providing the info you have. My girlfriend 'comes about' via Rosetown, so I will show her what you are presenting. To quote my latest stolen quote: "every new beginning comes from another beginning's end"

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Email: J Marshall
Thank you for making this map available to the public.

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Email: BSP Gallery Bookshop old and rare books
I liked your site, nice layout, really informative website, good links too. BSP Gallery Bookshop old and rare books. BOOKS AND MEMORABILIA including performing visual arts, first editions, Pacificana, sport, music, military, shipping, aviation history, craft, Australian, old postcards. www.bspgallery.com.au

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Email: Dave Christie
Sorry for the premature entry... This is an excellent source for many who are looking for their roots. I was not successful however the fault was not yours. I enjoyed looking at your maps and reading the comments page. Keep up the good work.

 

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Email: dave zuppan
thanks for posting these maps, it is sometimes very hard to find these resources and it is good to know that you have made them available. i look forward to using htem again in the future. thank-you


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Email: Chris Sears-Prince
I am trying to trace my roots ,I would like to trace my relatives,I was born in Balcarres,Sask.in 1947,Ihave managed to trace my father ,who was I think? born in Abernethy.


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Email: Patricia Stellek- Pratt
Wow! what an excellent web site. I was truly surprized to see all the detailed maps. A journey into our history in SK.


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Email: Heinrich Dimmler
Following maps are disconnected Canada Large pull-out map: southwestern part


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Email: Wayne G. Judd
Thank you for providing we railroad enthusaists, model railroaders and armchair historians with this fruit of your efforts. Your sharing of these maps and related information on this nicely designed website is a tremendous gift to those of us without access, or ownership, of such materials. Thank you for your generosity.


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Email: janet taylor
I purchased a booklet of this mapping from a thrift store abut 10 years ago. It is one of the originals and I am wondering if it is of value. Could you give me any information as to who if anyone might be interested in purchasing this book. It is in pretty good shape but for a couple of small tears. Thank you Janet Taylor


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Date: Sun, 26 Feb 2006
From: Albert
Subject: A great site;
To: Canadian Maps Webmaster

I enjoyed what I had the time to look at and of course the map of my region.
Of course our town is not shown of the one I did access. It came into being in
1923 but was settled in the surrounding areas in the very early years of the
1900's and forward.

I wish to sign your guestbook.
Albert.



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