The Running Of The Pigs by bkbinthecity

The Running Of The Pigs

Well not exactly. This picture was taken in 1909 in North Edmonton. The village of North Edmonton was known for its packing plants and the largest stockyards second only to Chicago. The large building is the Transit Hotel which had been built the previous year
wow, right through the main streets
October 21st, 2020  
Great image! Maybe "this" is why they needed wide streets! :- )
October 21st, 2020  
Nice!
October 21st, 2020  
Goodness they are pretty large pigs, such an amazing find.
October 21st, 2020  
wow! How times have changed
October 21st, 2020  
A great vintage photo!!
October 21st, 2020  
What a sight! I bet that was an exciting thing to see in person! Thanks for sharing.
October 21st, 2020  
Wow... quite a sight!!
October 21st, 2020  
Gosh
October 21st, 2020  
Brilliant.
October 21st, 2020  
A lovely piece of history, fav.
October 21st, 2020  
Lovely historical photograph.
October 21st, 2020  
Very nice shot of this vintage work!
October 21st, 2020  
The longest walk for these pigs. A real slice of history.
October 21st, 2020  
wow! this is quite amazing & wonderful to see...I can't imagine 'herding' pigs through town, they are so unruly.
October 21st, 2020  
Can you imagine being in one of those hotel rooms when the pigs were passing by? Great history shot!
October 22nd, 2020  
A good vintage photo
October 22nd, 2020  
ha! that's great
October 22nd, 2020  
Cool
October 22nd, 2020  
Kat
As time goes by, nice vintage photo.
October 22nd, 2020  
Cool vintage shot!
October 22nd, 2020  
Vintage shots give such a view in to our past !
October 22nd, 2020  
Thank you for sharing these lovely photos of old Edmonton. They are very interesting and reflect how hard life was in those days.
October 22nd, 2020  
a beautiful shot of distant times...
October 22nd, 2020  
Such an interesting looking picture.
October 22nd, 2020  
A super historical shot!

Ian
October 22nd, 2020  
@photographycrazy Thanks Bill
October 22nd, 2020  
@ludwigsdiana Yes Diana they certainly are. Glad you enjoyed this one
October 22nd, 2020  
@ninaganci Yes Nina they certainly have
October 22nd, 2020  
@craftymeg Margaret glad you enjoyed this one
October 22nd, 2020  
@linnypinny Lin l am glad to share this with you
October 22nd, 2020  
@kwind Yes Kim it certainly must have been something to see in person
October 22nd, 2020  
@sailingmusic Great response
October 22nd, 2020  
@la_photographic Laura glad you enjoyed this one
October 22nd, 2020  
@pattyblue Thanks Pat for the comment and the fav
October 22nd, 2020  
@pyrrhula Ferry glad you enjoyed this one
October 22nd, 2020  
@marlboromaam Thank you
October 22nd, 2020  
@randystreat Kathy l am glad someone preserved this piece of history through photography
October 22nd, 2020  
@happysnaps Valerie l was quite surprised myself when I saw this photo
October 22nd, 2020  
@olivetreeann Ann l know a lot of the workers from the stockyards lived in the hotel so they might have been used to it
October 22nd, 2020  
@hjbenson Harry glad you like this one
October 22nd, 2020  
@dutchothotmailcom Esther glad you enjoyed this one
October 22nd, 2020  
@sdutoit Sylvia glad you enjoyed this one
October 22nd, 2020  
@katford Kat glad you like this one
October 22nd, 2020  
@edorreandresen Glad you enjoyed this one
October 22nd, 2020  
@fr1da Yes they certainly do
October 22nd, 2020  
@sangwann Dione you're welcome
October 22nd, 2020  
@santina Santina glad you enjoyed this one
October 22nd, 2020  
@mittens Marilyn l trust you enjoyed this one
October 22nd, 2020  
@fishers Ian glad you enjoyed this one
October 22nd, 2020  
@jernst1779 Yes Jean. Times certainly were different back then
October 22nd, 2020  
@thewatersphotos Gary it certainly helped
October 22nd, 2020  
Oh my! Interesting about the packing house being so large.
October 22nd, 2020  
Great to see this old scene from the past .
October 22nd, 2020  
@louannwarren Lou Ann glad to share this with you
October 23rd, 2020  
@wendyfrost Wendy glad you enjoyed this one
October 23rd, 2020  
Love it.
October 23rd, 2020  
Super cool. I'm liking the old photos and the history lessons that are coming with them. Thanks for sharing!
October 23rd, 2020  
@haskar Haskar glad you enjoyed this one
October 23rd, 2020  
@flygirl Dee glad to share this with you
October 23rd, 2020  
There's something you don't see every day! LOL!
October 26th, 2020  
@homeschoolmom Yes Lisa that is for sure
October 26th, 2020  
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