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Last Ferry Run

The last ferry run across the Smoky River on the day of the bridge's opening. A large number of spectators are gathered on both sides of the river. The completed Smoky River Bridge is visible to the right.

Used in "Across the Smoky," p. 349.

Smoky River Bridge Opening Parade

The Smoky River Bridge opening parade crossing the bridge. The photograph was taken from the ground where a large group of spectators has gathered (visible in the foreground).

Used in "Across the Smoky," p. 350.

Smoky River Bridge Construction

he first piers are up and some of the steel framework installed in this photograph of the construction of the Smoky River Bridge. A car and three men are shown in the foreground.

Used in "Across the Smoky," p. 348.

Smoky River Ferry and Bridge

The old ferry and the new bridge over the Smoky River on the day of the Smoky River Bridge opening. The ferry is loaded with people and vehicles and the bridge is lined with spectators. This may be the last ferry crossing the Smoky River.

Used in "Across the Smoky," p. 349.

Smoky River Bridge Opening

The Smoky River Bridge opening parade crosses over and under the bridge. The float in the foreground is a covered wagon with the words "Grande Prairie or Bust" written on the canvas cover. The photograph shows crowds of people lining the parade route.

Used in "Bridges to the Past," p. iii.

Morrison & Sargent Bus Depot, Grande Prairie

Copy of an original photograph of the Morrison & Sargent trucks and busses gathered at their Grande Prairie depot behind Porteous Hardware. This was the first bus company in the Grande Prairie area, starting in 1943.

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