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Finding No 3 Finding No 8

Historic Picture Cards

We had a bit of a mystery on our hands. Way back in 1960, Salada started a contest called the Historic Canada Picture Contest. The contest has been over since May 15th, 1961. We don't know who won but we wanted to identify all of the cards in the contest. There are 10 cards. Look them over. Several collectors have really stepped up and helped us to identified all of the landmarks.  

#8 was the last card to be identified, and that was done by Les Batten. He has worked harder than anyone on this list and I just want to say a special Thank you to him. He also helped with a final once-over of al the names to make sure we have it right. Again, thanks!

So many have pitched in to give a name to each card. It has been a lot of fun and I thank each and every one of you. It's almost sad that we have them all. Nah! It's good to get this list completed. We'll be off to bigger and better lists.

After a year-long lull, Les Batten solved the last two mystery cards. When he solved the mystery of number 3, he had to step into the past. Why? Because after almost 50 years, the site looks nothing like the picture! Check it out.

Les then did it again by looking to the past for the last card, #8. Check out the story of the last Salada card. We also find out what the words are on the plaque!

As difficult as it was for us to get all of the answers using people all across Canada, I wonder if anyone back then ever won the $10,000? I wonder how many people, if any, got the list right? We would not have solved this mystery without the internet... Well, maybe Les would have J

What do the cards look like?

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#1 - Fort York in Toronto

#2 - Lower Fort Garry in Selkirk, Manitoba

#3 - C.F.B. Esquimalt on Vancouver Island, British Columbia

#4 - Chapelle Notre Dame De Bon Secours in Montreal, Quebec 

#5 - Cabot Tower on Signal Hill, St. John's, Newfoundland

#6 - RCMP Training Academy in Regina, Saskatchewan

#7 - Carleton Martello Tower National Historic Site, St John, New Brunswick

#8 - Fort Calgary, Calgary, Alberta

#9 - The Halifax Citadel, Halifax, Nova Scotia

#10 - Province House, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

 


 

Hall of Fame

For their meritorious service to TeaCard.Com and collectors throughout the world, the following people are officially honored (what else can we do, they already gave away the $10,000!) for their service in identifying the locations in question.



A Debt of Gratitude is Owed To Our Identifiers

Card # Location Identifier
1 Fort York in Toronto, Ontario Les Batten
2 Lower Fort Garry in Selkirk, Manitoba Dave Huebert
3 "Canadian Forces Base (or C.F.B.) Esquimalt" on Vancouver Island, British Columbia Les Batten
4 Chapelle Notre Dame De Bon Secours in Montreal, Quebec Les Batten
5 Cabot Tower on Signal Hill, St. John's, Newfoundland Glen Ryan
6 Royal Canadian Mounted Police Training Academy in Regina, Saskatchewan Les Batten
7 Carleton Martello Tower National Historic Site, St John, New Brunswick Dave Huebert
8 Fort Calgary, Calgary, Alberta Les Batten
9 The Halifax Citadel, Halifax, Nova Scotia Glen Ryan
10 Province House, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island Glen Ryan


Thanks also to both Les and Glen. Heck, Glen even has a link for doing further research, if you are so inclined.

http://www.pc.gc.ca/progs/lhn-nhs/index_E.asp

Dave gave us a great link too. It looks just like the one they took for #7 way back when.

http://www.pc.gc.ca/apprendre-learn/prof/proj/schoolnet-rescol/PCimages/new_brunswick/carletton_mertello_tower/T11f_e.htm

 

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