Manitoba's --- Uncommon Sites and Sights
Spotlight #11 --- The arrival of the mail at Lower Fort Garry

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  • How often did mail arrive?
  • What route would the mail have taken?
  • How would it be water-proofed?
  • How was it sealed to prevent tampering?

Image #1 -- Governor Colville (?) and his wife greeting the boatsmen

Image #2 -- The letter reads "My dearest son: We hope that all is well with you & the family. I hear that the climate is excellent and that you have grown another foot. Your package contains socks to keep you warm this winter. Love, Mother"

Note the three socks. -- Now, read the letter again.

The 'news' from home brings a smile to everyone's face.

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