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“You deserve a break today”

This picture shows Grant Ford, the manager of the first McDonald's in Guelph which opened the previous year on Woolwich Street.

What a story...

This picture shows the Guelph Chrysler Plymouth Ltd. in Guelph which opened in 1970.

Company Staff Decorate GSW Offices

This photograph shows Norman Smith, GSW vice-president and GM, and John Ewenson, industrial relations manager, examining "The Old Covered Bridge" by Peter Hammond. The painting was the grand prize winner in Fergus GSW Ltd.'s first art competition for employees and their families.

Independent Service For Rural Residents

This photograph shows Len Whiteman, manager of the Drayton, Erin, and Hillsburgh telephone exchanges examining some phone cables. The article discusses how small independent telephone companies like The Community Telephone Company were fighting to keep afloat with big corporations like Bell moving in.

Who Said It Was Cold Monday?

This photograph shows Gary Holmes and Wolfgang Berndt braving extremely cold temperatures to install a natural gas line at the Acton industrial park.

Hydro Installs New Acton Cable

This photograph shows hydro workers installing new cable for office buildings as well as the city's cable TV company.

Shopping Questionnaire Distributed

This photograph shows Jack Karn, an employee of the Fergus Works Department, explaining a questionnaire to Donna Sanderson, secretary of the Fergus Bureau of the Guelph Mercury. The questionnaire was used to gather information for assessing shopping plaza needs.

Bell Operator Feted By Fellow Employees

This photograph shows Emily Hayden at her retirement ceremony from Bell Canada. Mrs. Hayden had worked there for 26 years. Also pictured are: Jean Aberdein, Mary E. Masson, Lucille Pernfuss, and Irene Johnston.

East Africans Train Here

This photograph shows Jim Hopkinson, sitting, as he provides instruction on the service and maintenance of fork lifts built by Allis-Chalmers Ltd. in Guelph. Mr. Hopkinson, service manager for the company is providing training for six delegates from the East Africans Harbor Corp. The trainees are Fares Maro, Joel Kima, Abdul Khatibu, Zadock Tumweslgye, and Chamberlain Shayo.

Halton Cable Project Gets Off The Ground

This photograph shows the beginning phase of the Halton Cable System's three-phased project to provide cable TV service to Acton, Milton and Georgetown residents.

Keeping Up With The Orders

This photograph shows local Guelph florist Cathy Macerollo trying to keep up with the orders for flowers that stemmed from the annual Valentine's Day rush.

First Roller Off The Line

This photograph shows the first one-ton static roller that came off the line at Cosgro Manufacturing Co. Ltd. in Guelph. Also pictured are some of the workers who assembled them.

CGE Employee Is Honored

This photograph shows Gordon B. Cathcart being honored for his more than 43 years of service to Canadian General Electric. Mr. Cathcart is seen here with Mrs. Cathcart receiving a present from CGE's D.F. Rankine (left).

Stores Remain Open Sunday Despite Charges Being Laid

This photograph shows shoppers entering a store open on a Sunday. The photograph accompanies a story which details how some stores in the county were charged under the Lords Day Act for remaining open on Sunday.

Exhibit Is A Little Girl's Fondest Dream Come True

This photograph shows one of Mrs. Hazel Shoemaker's dolls who inhabit her Enchanted Doll House and museum. Mrs. Shoemaker's museum was located on Station Street West in Rockwood, and was as much a business as it was a labour of love.

Exhibit Is A Little Girl's Fondest Dream Come True

This photograph shows one of the exhibits in Mrs. Hazel Shoemaker's Enchanted Doll House and museum. Mrs. Shoemaker's museum was located on Station Street West in Rockwood and was as much a labour of love as it was a business.

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