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Does anyone remember this parade? Note the gayly dressed ladies riding side-saddle, and note their escorts in top hats.

The buildings shown are the business establishments of: L. to R. - B. J. McCulloch, Hall's Meat Market, C. Costigan and W. Garland.

Throngs of people flocked on the streets to see the elephants in the parade.

8. J. McCulloch, Hall's Meat Market, C. Costigan and W. Garland.

The boy on the bicycle will be an elderly gentleman if he is still living. Does he recognize himself and remember this occasion we wonder.

George A. Bowes was the proprietor of the Manitoba Hotel in 1904. Rates were $1.50 up. His advertisement said, "Best of liquors and cigars. Everything first class and up to date".

D. McKillop had a complete line of household furniture in his store, and advertised this list in the same paper: parlor chairs, rattan rockers, music cabinets, afternoon tea tables, couches, sideboards, brass and iron bedsteads etc. He was not only the proprietor of a furniture store at that time, but also an Undertaker.

A picture of the Empire Hotel doesn't mention who it was that owned or operated it.