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Archive for August, 2021


City Center Mall. Thompson Manitoba 1970s, 1980s

This was the premier mall in the Thompson in the 1970s and 1980s. Their slogan was, “See you at the City Center…See you at the fountain.” It was a great place to meet friends and just hang out at. These pictures spans from the 1970s to even today, so that people can see the changes. […]

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Stock Car Races

The dust, the crowds, the noise, the concession stand, the glory. It was always a special time when the family went to the stock car races. Link to the 2nd and 3rd generation group posting

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Advent Lutheran Church. Thompson Manitoba

Link to the the 2nd and 3rd generation memory page Advent Lutheran Church: This is a church that no longer exists in Thompson. Their congregation merged with the Lutheran United Church. A picture of that church is included. The Thompson Co-op gas bar is now on the site. Growing up in Thompson, I used to […]

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Bailey Bridge

Link to Thompson Manitoba Memories main page Bailey Bridge. This pedestrian bridge in the City of Thompson is a small portion of a much larger structure that spanned the Burntwood River from 1957 to 1970. Named the Bailey Bridge after Sir Donald Bailey (1901-1985), a British War Office designer who invented a portable bridge that […]

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St James Anglican Church, Thompson Manitoba

Link to the Thompson Manitoba main page St James Anglican Church. Growing up in Thompson I knew that there were many denominations. In the 1970s and 1980s there must have been a huge population of church goers to fill these various churches. I grew up in the Roman Catholic Church. I never attended any other church […]

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Fur Tables

Post for the Fur Market Return to the Second Generation Thompsonite page The Fur Auction: (Note: not a post about the ethics of trapping). This was held every year in the Ukrainian Hall. The trappers would bring their furs in and sell them at the auction. In the boom years, they received $600,000. In the bust […]

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Second and Third Generation Thompsonites

Posts from the the Second and Third Generation Thompsonites Facebook Group. Many of us have fond memories of growing up and living in Thompson during the 1970s and 1980’s. We played outside until midnight. We drove to the airport road. We enjoyed the lakes, rivers and forests. We had grad parties at the lake. We […]

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