Yes I do occasionally re-use the odd photo from past years but they are needed to add to new stories and posts for interest sake. Here is my father in 1958 loading a pile of trees that he just chopped down, likely in the Oliver Lake area...one of which will be used for the Annual Kam Motors Limited Christmas party. As you history buffs know, Kam Motors was located on Leith St. in Fort William....the building still exists to this day, but Kam Motors had a depot as well....later located at May and Bethune St. across from the old Spicer's Tire store but before that it was located on the north/east corner of May and Donald Street.....as you will see in the photos below.
The next Christmas Party picture below was taken in a similar position but has myself in the photo at the far left assisting with the distribution of presents, with Vince Marsonet next, Theresa Dika then my kid sister Daryle on Santa's knee, Pat Kempinski and an unknown child in the foreground
The picture to the right is how this corner looks today....the old McLeod's store used as a bar on and off for years, the new St. Pat's Cathedral in the background and the stairs to the Victoriaville parking to the right.
The photo below shows how this corner looked when King George VI visited in 1939. It was a Red Indian (McColl Frontenac) service station called "Nolls Motor Company" and was also a Studebaker dealer in the day. The Imperial sign shown is actually on the opposite side of Donald St., and would be where Gibson Motors was.
When Kam Motors purchased the property in 1950, it looked much like it did when Nolls was there, but was totally remodeled at the front and side to completely enclose that portion to make for a larger showroom. Over time the building was changed over and over many times. It was once owned by Dominion Motors as well as Bourke's Drug Store and The March of Dimes. The photo below shows what the building looks like today.
The photo on the right shows a not so clear Gibson Motors in the day and what has become of that property across from the old Kam Motors Depot. Be sure to click on all the photos to enlarge them for better viewing.
......And Finally....a news clipping advertising the Chapples Annual Santa Claus Show....something we couldn't wait for year after year that would put us all in the Christmas Spirit....
I hope this post put you in the Christmas Spirit............
Click on this link for one more post from my younger days at Kam Motors Depot... http://hotrodsandjalopies.blogspot.ca/2012/11/1955-chevrolet-dream-possibility-and.html