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The Trail Blazers and the Cavalcades: Proving the Need for the David Thompson Highway
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The Trail Blazers ready to leave Rocky Mountain House in 1941
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E.S. Brett, W. Ellenburgh, C. Bruce, W. Schierholtz, S. Hooker, W. Fisher, Mr. Shaw, Ernie Ross.
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Preparing to head out
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The Trail Blazers crossing the North Saskatchewan River on the ferry.  Bill Fisher sitting in truck.
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Mary Ross, Ernie and Lilla's daughter
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Susner Valley fire, 1933, near Nordegg, Alberta
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Road work underway near Horburg in 1939
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Imperial Oil Gas Station at Saunders, Alberta
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Trail Blazers on the road to Nordegg
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An unimproved road near Rocky Mountain House
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The Trail Blazers reach the Reed's Highway Service Garage at Nordegg, Alberta
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Steep track down the hillside
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Ernie Ross' Model A Ford, with a coil of rope hanging off the front
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Not quite ready to go
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The way is clear and someone's going back to drive the other car
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The Trail Blazers taking a break
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Another day, another hill to climb
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Two of the Trail Blazers clearing windfall (trees brought down by wind) from a slope
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