Lonely creek

A moment from yesterday

September 19, 2018 | Viewpoints | Volume 22 Issue 18
Conrad Stoesz |
Photo from the Jake Peters Photograph Collection / Mennonite Heritage Archives

A lonely bridge over a creek near Winkler, Man., in 1907. A humble structure, but so very important. Bridges connected farmers to markets, children to schools, families to church, and pregnant women to midwives. Many of the everyday things that we use are humble pieces that someone has expended effort to make. We would do well to be thankful for the people who were involved in making the chair we are sitting on, the dishes we eat off of, the clothes we wear, the tools we use and the bridges we traverse.

For more historical photos in the Mennonite Archival Image Database (MAID), see https://archives.mhsc.ca/

Photo from the Jake Peters Photograph Collection / Mennonite Heritage Archives

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