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July 4, 1908 Picnic at Old Vegreville


July 4, 1908 Picnic at Old Vegreville
This photograph shows all the transplanted Yankees celebrating U.S. Independence Day in their new Canadian home. The Cole, Trenhaile, Tierney, Leach & Ross Families. Willis Cole is shown at center, standing to the left of the man with the white beard, William Ross. John Leach, the author of the essay, "A Homesteader's Experiences", which appears elsewhere on this page, is shown standing at the extreme right. This is not "The Picnic" referred to in John Leach's essay although a similar type of celebration was held every July at Old Vegreville.


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