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Pipes stacked near Gretna for Oil Pipeline.

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This new development led to renewed enthusiasm in the town and in 1951 Victoria Day celebrations attracted 1,500 people - the most in many years. In the same year a new Pool Elevator was also built in town after area farmers had objected to the choice of Altona as the sole new site. Demonstrating proof of subscriptions and volume of grain shipped they were able to convince the Pool Executive to build at both Gretna and Altona. 53



Dominion Government Immigration and Customs building in Gretna. This building was built in 1954, and at the time had the third largest volume of business on the Prairies.

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