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/