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Distribution of grain elevators in the Brandon area
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Distribution of grain elevators in the Brandon area
1910, by the Brandon Commercial Bureau

One "victim" of Prairie boosterism was accurate and reliable information. It was not unusual for community promoters, in this case the Brandon Commercial Bureau, to distort their claims or the manner in which they were presented if it meant showing their community in a better light. For example, the authors of this map went to great lengths to give the impression that Brandon was the transportation centre of the Prairies. But in reality, the boundaries and colours are arbitrary. Almost any community shown on the map could change the boundaries and make the same claim as Brandon.


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