Opportunities in the North

Creator(s): Sam Waller Museum

The Pas, located north of the 53rd parallel in Manitoba, is a town defined by its industrial and transportation history. More importantly, it is the diversity of the industries in this northern community that allows it to continue to thrive.

This virtual exhibit highlights the development of industry and transportation between 1912 (when The Pas was incorporated as a town) and 1950. Specifically, photographs and text explore the community's history of the fur trade, agriculture, mining, lumber companies, commercial fishing, and how these key industries drove the development of, and were affected by, transportation networks via rail, air, water, and road. These varied opportunities drew men and women to The Pas to seek employment and put to use entrepreneurial skills to benefit from the natural resources of the area and the expanding transportation network.

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