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The bridge previously used in the early days in the Danvers district, between N. W. and N.E. 7-18-18 W, 112 mile east of No. lOHighway.

Saturday to see twenty teams of horses with loads of wood, one right after the other, on their way home for the weekend, through Scandinavia, and passed Hilltop and from there on home.

The consolidation of the school system was the cause of more road improvements being made, than any other single factor. Since this created a situation, where more roads had to be pas sible and open every school day of the year - be it winter or summer, and it was necessary to have practically all the roads made into all weather roads - for summer travel and also good snow removal equipment to keep bus roads open for all school routes. Now, with the number 10 Highway being repaved just last year and reconstruction of Provincial Road No. 357 that goes across through Mountain Road and over to the east side of the mountain, this is of tremendous value to the municipality as far as the road network is concerned. This has enhanced and created Erickson as the thriving centre of this whole area, south of the mountain, ex­ tending as far south as Minnedosa and of course west far into the Municipality of Harrison. I am sure there will be a number of pioneers that will be disappointed that we

Eden Construction crushing gravel for highway.

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were not able to research more of the pioneer trails; but since the advent of the bulldozers clearing land, most of the old trails were erased and if they had not been notated on maps that were available in the Archives, Department of Highways, Municipal Affairs, there is hardly any way of knowing exactly where they were, except by word of mouth from some of the older pioneers, which there are so very few of as of now.

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