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Bob Calder and his team of Drivers in 1920.

Credit: Lawrence Calder

horses, buckboard and coal oil lamps had not disappeared they were being replaced wherever possible, with modern tractors, combines, motor cars and electrical fixtures. This transformation also affected attitudes towards farming as a way of life. Farmers were increasingly urged to utilize new technology and scientific methods to turn farming into a business, the farm into a factory. 51 These changes in technology and attitudes were particularly revolutionary in the R. M. of Rhineland where the open field system and closed village society had been norm.

The advent of the automobile brought the world to the farmer's doorstep. It now became possible to participate in town social life and drew the town and country closer together. Even trips to Winnipeg, a rarity before the automobile, became more and more common.

Rosenfeld group stopping for lunch on the way to Winnipeg around 1915. The little

boyan the far right is Abram J. Thiessen.

Credit: A. J. Thiessen