This photo of World War I Veteran, Mr. Ferguson, was taken on the Winnipegosis station platform. The sign to the left reads” Great North Western Cable Office”. Mr. Ferguson was wounded in WWI and went regularly to Winnipeg for medical treatment. He had been a soldier piper and played the bagpipes.
He and his family (children Willie, Kate, Alan, Donald and Douglas) farmed first near Camperville before moving to a farm just north of the salt flats in the mid twenties.
The man leaning against the boxcar is George Robinson who owned a restaurant in the village.
This year marks the 125th anniversary of the arrival of the railway to Winnipegosis as the line opened on October 8, 1897. We can tell that this picture was taken before 1918, (by the cable sign) as in 1918 this line was amalgamated with the Canadian National Railway.