November 23, 2014

The drill hall on Gaddy Street
It has gone from the scene for 60 years now, but the memories of that huge brick building on Gaddy Street North still lingers on for many folk and for a variety of reasons. We will refer to the history books for some of the story and personal memories, such as they are, for the rest. ...

Hart Part operated there for 10 years, and then sold to another implement company, Altman Taylor, and then the Oliver Plow Company made it its home. By the late 1920s, the Manitoba Cordage Co., or “The Hemp Factory” as we knew it, set up shop in the building. Hemp was deemed to be the wonder crop of the age, and their main product was locally-made binder twine, always in great demand for prairie farmers on their binders.

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