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Archive for September, 2021


Bailey Bridge Over The Burntwood River

Link to the 2nd and 3rd Generation page 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 could […]

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Thompson Inn…Serving Thompson since the beginning.

Link to 2nd and 3rd Generation page Only Sharing Good and Positive Memories of the Thompson Inn. (We are not here to knock a local businesses). Whether we have gone to this hotel or not, it is part of Thompson. It was part of growing up in Thompson. The hotel was in our town since […]

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Meridian Hotel in Thompson

There is one place that I never fully understood until now…The Meridian Hotel. I walked drove by the place 1,000 times and never knew its history and what kind of hotel it was. I never went into it. I am sure I wasn’t the only one. But apparently it was a business that housed single […]

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Tasty Burger Restaurant

Link to the 2nd and 3rd generation page The Tasty Burger Restaurant. This was a “cute” restaurant on station road. It was red with white striping. It had a covered walkway extending out where cars parked under, a throw back to the 1950’s. I found out it was the first A & W in the […]

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Harvest House Restaurant in City Center Mall, Thompson Manitoba

Link to the 2nd and 3rd Generation page The Harvest House Restaurant was a wonderful place to bring your family after an afternoon of shopping. You would walk the food line and pic your meal from a delicious variety of food. What about the jello and whipped cream topping? The place was reasonably priced. It […]

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T1 Mine Open Pit Mine. Thompson Manitoba

Link to the 2nd and 3rd Generation Thompsonite page The Open Pit Mine: It was 1981 or 1982 that INCO began dredging the small Thompson Lake that was going to be the open pit mine. I was a security guard at T3. The lake was in between T1 and T3 mine. I thought that the […]

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Pipe Lake Open Pit Mine

Pipe Lake Mine Information Link to 2nd and 3rd Generation Thompsonite page Pipe Lake Mine: This mine is about 25 miles south of Thompson. It operated from 1961 to 1984. It was an open pit mine. My uncle, Ed Sawicki, worked there. One day he took me for a ride in an INCO pick up […]

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BJ’s Roller Drome: Roller Skating Rink in Thompson…1980’s

There was so much fun to be had at the roller rink. People would go there to enjoy the sport or just to be seen by others who hung out at the entrance, without paying to get in. It was a place where young people gathered to find out where the parties were. Sometimes a […]

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Burntwood Hotel, A Thompson Icon Since the 60’s.

Link to the 2nd and 3rd generation Thompson page The Burntwood Hotel in the 1970’s and 1980’s. This post is for positive thoughts about a hotel that helped form Thompson history. This hotel has been part of Thompson since the beginning. I have one picture if a 1970 Nickel Days parade with the Burntwood in […]

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Popeye’s, an iconic Thompson Restaurant

Popeyes through the ages. I loved the hamburgers and tossing French fries on the roof, and hood, of my car and having the seagulls swarm the car to eat them. (Kevin J.) Link to the 2nd and 3rd generation memory page

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