Four Years ago today!
JOURNAL HEBDOMADAIRE INDEPENDENT.
Volume 1. RESERVE, LNE, SAMEDI 12 JUILLET 1913 Numéro
Roads in St. John. (1913)
In this period of progress, when nearly every one is imbued with that
spirit of progress and advancement, is it surprising to hear on all sides
clamors for better roads? I think not for the tax payers are awakening
to the fact it is time to stop wasting money on roads that become worse
as expenses grow.
If we were to compile the expenses of our public roads for the last
forty years, we would discover that we have spent a fortune on our roads,
and what do we have today? Nothing but the same old dirt muddy roads, no
better than they were forty years ago.
here, to get a glimpse of what transportation was like in our area in the
|Some Quotes from article;
"cheap things always cost high" and "what is worth
doing is worth doing well".
"with good roads, one horse could do the very
"who does(not) spend more than three dollars
a year through a broken wheel, axle, single tree, etc.?"
During the rainy winter season many farmers and
many people who lived along the river road and other dirt roads would move
their horses/mules to the front of the farm so they could earn a little
extra money pulling cars out of mud holes! (early day version of what we
now call a wrecker service!)
Note: Pictures for this article taken from different source,
"ST. PETER'S DIAMOND JUBILEE"
THE HOPE HAVEN PRESS