18 August 2011

'It's Manitoba Time' - Winnipeg Postcards

This is my first blog entry in a series about postcards from around the world. Actually, it is just a way to blog about some of the areas I have collected. So here are some postcards which show old Winnipeg. Here are some did you know facts about Winnipeg...

1. Winnipeg is the coldest city in the world.

2. Winnie-the-Pooh was named after Winnipeg.

3.  In 1942, the Government of Canada's Victory Loan Campaign staged a mock Nazi invasion of Winnipeg to promote awareness of the stakes of the war in Europe (thanks Wikipedia).

4. The Gas House cost 9,000,000 dollars to build (see postcard for more financial information on this!). 

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