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Minto, NB in the 1950's

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Almost certainly shot by my grandfather, Aubrey Wasson, at his Rothwell mine.
The man standing by the truck at the end of the video is my great grandfather Walter Wasson.
The child in the video is his son Orland Wasson - we're not sure who the other men are, but would love to get this video to their families.

UPDATE: The man with the black lunch box id Donald Meyer's brother Big Willie Meyer. The man in the red plaid shirt is Jip Vandoorselare Charlie Junior. Wanda Veres Melvin's father, Louis Madore Senior is in the video as well but I'm not sure which one he is.

Article from the Saint John Daily Sun - September 7, 1903

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