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A.M. of Rhineland Municipal Office in Altona in 1913. H. H. Hamm who is standing on the porch served as Secretary-Treasurer of the Municipality from 1913-1943.

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which had not been resolved. The day to day concerns of farming and municipal business were still predominant, but even here the provincial government was becoming increasingly involved.

Annual flooding of the Rosenfeld and Plum Coulee area during spring run-off convinced residents to petition the provincial govern­ ment to bring part of the municipality under the Drainage Act.

Between 1902 and 1904 spring flood waters covered farm lands in the Rosenfeld area for almost two weeks making farming extremely precarius in the area." This problem was caused by a gradual drop in elevation in the area. During spring run-off water was carried from the escarpment by three large coulees, Buffalo Creek, Plum Coulee, and Hespeler Creek, which had well defined channels until they reached the

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