Graham-Paige 1928 sedan 610 (photo courtesy:

Graham-Paige 1928 sedan 610 (photo courtesy:

Blasts from the Past: Bison move north and the return of Phoenix Pioneer

Chronicles of Boundary Country from the pages of The Greenwood Ledge, Volume 2, No. 40 – May 10, 1928

Provincial Income Taxes – “March 31st is the last day for filing returns of Income earned during the calendar year 1927. Every person in receipt of income from all sources must pay tax on income in excess of $1,800 for a married person; and in excess of $1,200 for a single person.”

Pelts – “The Canadian Small Breeds’ Association is paying the highest price ever paid in North America for Chinchilla pelts. $3.00 is the price actually paid net to members for the top-grade pelts, an increase of $1.10 over the net price at this time last year.”

Empire Shopping Week – “This week is observed all over the British Empire as ‘Empire Shopping Week’. The underlying principle of this week is that goods made in an Empire country should receive first attention from buyers.”

Clean Clothes – “A special train of 35 cars left for Vancouver and points en route the other day with over 11,000 consignments of washing machines. This trainload, the largest of its kind ever to originate in Canada, is from a Fergus, Ontario firm and was handled by the C.P.R.”

Farm Labor – So many applications have been received from farmers in Manitoba to engage the services of youths who are being sent out from Great Britain under the Boy Immigration scheme that the Provincial Government has requested to have the number increased from 50 to 100.”

Bison Moved North – “In June, the Dominion Government will ship about 1,100 bison, principally yearlings, from the Wainwright National Park to the Mackenzie River District in the north, as has been done in the past few years … due to congestion at the park. Plans are nearly completed for the extension of the Wainwright Park boundaries to the C.N.R. tracks, so that travelers on their way to and from Jasper Park and the Pacific Coast may glimpse the herd from the windows of their train.”

Phoenix Pioneer Still at It – “Robert Denzler has returned to Phoenix after spending the winter in Spokane. Mr. Denzler will continue to develop his mining property adjacent to the old mining city. His many friends were pleased to see him return.”

Bounties Changed – “A new bounty of 50 cents a head has been placed by the provincial government on big-horned owls. The coyote bounty has been raised from $5 to $7.50. Farmers’ organizations recommended these changes.”

Graham – Paige Auto – “Another fine car is to make its appearance in this district. The selling of the Graham-Paige has been taken over here by Rusch’s Garage, Rock Creek. The Paige car has been a well-known line of autos for years. It has now been strengthened by the entrance into its organization of the Graham Brothers, formerly makers of the Graham trucks.”