Find Your Car

Loading...

Friday, April 10, 2015

Prince Edward Island bans automobiles 1908-1919

-->
 McLaughlin built carriages and automobiles.  Prices for the 1908 models ranged from $1,050 to $2,750. The company turned out 154 automobiles that year.

Prince Edward Island entered the 20th Century as the most rural of the nine provinces in the Dominion of Canada. When noses were counted in the 1901 census, PEI boasted 103,259 residents, of whom 86 percent lived in the countryside.  The primary form of transportation was the horse--and the island was home to more than 30,000 of them.

Motor vehicles began to arrive on the island’s shores. In 1901 a group of businessmen in Charlottetown bought a ten-passenger conveyance.  A second vehicle arrived in 1902 and a third in 1905. By 1908, that total had reached the alarming number of seven.

Automobiles were loud and noisy. These fast-moving explosions on wheels frightened horses and were the cause of many accidents.  The automobile’s presence negatively impacted the Island’s economy, causing it to suffer significantly. Folks were afraid to travel to town on market days for fear of being injured when a car spooked their horses. Church attendance dropped dramatically and people stopped visiting each other. Outraged residents demanded that the legislature do something to stop the destruction of their traditional way of life. Because they were prohibitively expensive, automobiles were an easy target for angry people. Most viewed them as toys for the wealthy, far out of the reach of the average Islander.
Ford introduced the Model T to Canadians in October of 1908. The four-seat touring car cost $975, f.o.b., Ford, Ontario.







Ford introduced the Model T to Canadians in October of 1908. The four-seat touring car cost $975, f.o.b., Ford, Ontario.

Newspapers were filled with angry letters to editors in favour of a ban on automobiles.  When the issue came before the Legislative Assembly, The Liberal M.L.A. for Belfast, David  P. Irving, rose in Province House to speak. The farmer said, “There will be no hardship inflicted by suppressing them (automobiles). They are owned by men of wealth and leisure who force the public off the road.” The notion was so popular that on March 26, 1908 the Assembly passed a law banning automobiles from the province’s highways and byways.
 
It certainly seemed like a good solution at the time. The entire country was mired in a business depression. Few, if any PE Islanders were ever going to buy a fancy motorcar.  With the ban in place, life returned to normal and everyone heaved a sigh of relief.

However, cars were not a passing fad. Mass production lowered the cost considerably. Farmers in the rest of Canada were quick to recognize the value of motorized vehicles and modernized their businesses. Islanders continue to resist, despite the rapidly changing times.

Pressure was applied to repeal the law or to at least modify it. The fact driven home most often by business owners was the provincial economy was missing out on an estimated $90,000 of new tourist dollars the automobile had created. It was a fact that could no longer be ignored at Province House. MLAs voted to modify the ban in 1913. The new law permitted motoring on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.  Tourists were pleased and business owners delighted.

 Farmers and ordinary citizens felt betrayed, referring to Members of the Legislative Assembly as ‘Simon Peters and Judas Iscariots.’ They blockaded roads on ‘driving days.’

Obeying the new law was complicated. From Elmira to Tignish, each community, through its school districts, held jurisdiction over its own roads. Some permitted automobile travel while others upheld the old ban. Driving from one destination to another was challenging. Ingenuity was required on the part of early motorists. Where cars were not allowed, they had to be pulled by horses or loaded onto railway flatcars. 


Life continued to change. Automobile ownership proliferated as Islanders benefitted from new wealth, primarily from the additions of fox farming and mink ranching.  Ford opened an assembly plaint in Saint John, New Brunswick and announced it would ship vehicles to PEI by the Intercolonial Railway.


Canada went to war in 1914. Cars, trucks and tractors were the newest weapons of war and every farmer was enlisted as a home front soldier supplying food to the Empire.  They needed the mechanical helpers. One out of every four able-bodied men were serving overseas and farm labour was as scarce as hen’s teeth.

With time, people got used to automobiles. Horses were no longer frightened of them. By 1919 public opinion about the automobile had shifted significantly and the government revoked the law.


 Anne of Green Gables is published this year. The story of the little red-headed orphan who comes to live on Prince Edward Island will become a worldwide classic.

Visit my old car website at: The Oilspot Eh!

Copyright James C. Mays 2015 All rights reserved.

20 comments:

lin liyi said...

Thus, you will use a custom-made fake louis vuitton bags along with your unique about it. This kind of fundamentally ensures that a lady can emphasize the girl number with all the appropriate bag assortment. When your chanel replica sale sort will be taller and also slender, then the slouchy, circular, unstructured bag is an excellent selection. Although alternatively, a quick and also rounder physical stature would certainly excel using a square or perhaps rectangular, a lot more organized bag. Artist buckskin bags certainly are a best selection regarding both organized or perhaps unstructured bags. Inside the replica chanel community, the latest craze inside girl bag is named the particular photo or perhaps photograph bag. Possessing just one single photo replica dior is a superb experience. It is possible to absolutely point out that you will be imaginative adequate to choose the precise bag layout having an added private feel. It really is known as since photo bag, must be photo is put around the carrier. These kinds of individualized photo bags have become you can purchase. Photo bags have become popular. With your longines replica, you'll have the chance to put virtually any photo you need. It's rather a photograph of one's favored family pet, Showmanship superstar, household photo and even your own personal photo,

wei coco said...

There is a delusion in the eyes of the accessible that gucci replica handbags and added products, but you would be wrong. They are affairs their absolute and iconic brand. This is what makes them capital and adapted by a lot of women, who would accord their appropriate arm and leg to buy a Gucci handbag. What it comes down to is the ambience of exclusivity that the cast projects. This is one of the capital affidavit that replica Gucci handbags are so approved afterwards by women.Knock off chanel replica handbags are copies of the aboriginal artist purses. There are a lot of women who anticipate that possessing a affected Gucci backpack is an ideal way to save absolutely a lot of money, abnormally if you accept an acute appetite for a Gucci handbag, but cannot allow it. louis vuitton replica handbags appear in two types. First, there are the affected handbags that are declared to attending absolutely like the original. At a quick glance or if you are not accustomed with the altered types of handbags in the Gucci range, you would not be able to differentiate amid the knockoff Gucci bag and the absolute item. The additional blazon is a archetype of the Gucci backpack that is accessible in abatement food that may attending like the original, fabricated in the aforementioned pattern, color, and appearance to aboriginal breitling replica, but is absolutely not the aforementioned item. Compared to the two types, acquirement of this blazon of backpack is not illegal, as it alone tries to imitate the original, authoritative this the bigger best of the two, if you wish to buy one.Here we are accouterment advice about the beating off Gucci articles including affected Gucci handbags, wallets, Sunglasses and added cheaply fabricated accessories.The superior of replica Gucci bag is altered from the aboriginal Gucci bag. They are fabricated up of bargain raw and metals. So they could be calmly broken and abuse your reputation.





dong dong said...

2015716dongdong
true religion outlet
toms shoes
longchamp handbags
michael kors outlet online
jordan shoes
jordan shoes
adidas outlet
chanel handbags
mont blanc pens
oakley sunglasses
longchamp outlet
chanel outlet
louis vuitton outlet
cheap jerseys
ray ban glasses
longchamp handbags
adidas outlet store
michael kors outlet online
cheap jordans
nike air max
true religion
michael kors outlet
tory burch sale
kate spade
tod's shoes
pandara jewelry
abercrombie store
true religion outlet
abercrombie store
oakley sunglasses sale
toms shoes
coach outlet
toms outlet
copy watches
chanel bags outlet
oakley sunglasses
michael kors handbags
hollister

mao qiuyun said...

air jordan shoes
oklahoma city thunder jerseys
snapback hats
cheap ray ban sunglasses
cheap nfl jerseys
kate spade outlet
nike trainers
stuart weitzman boots
christian louboutin outlet
cheap jordans
michael kors canada, http://www.michaelkorsoutletcanada.in.net
ray-ban sunglasses, http://www.ray-bansunglassess.in.net
asics running shoes
giuseppe zanotti
nfl jerseys
hollister, http://www.hollistercanada.com
replica handbags
air max 90
chanel outlet
cheap snapbacks
christian louboutin sale
burberry outlet
mcm handbags
adidas wings
cleveland cavaliers jersey
cheap ugg boots, http://www.cheapuggboots.net.co
hogan
ghd
cartier watches
ray-ban sunglasses
dansko outlet
gucci outlet
ralph lauren uk
golden state warriors jerseys
kate spade handbags
michael kors uk
ray ban sunglasses, http://www.ray-bansunglassess.in.net
0819maoqiuyun

dong dong said...

201510.17dongdong
hollister clothing
ugg boots
Coach Factory Handbags Outlet Store
Louis Vuitton Neverfull Tote Bag
Louis Vuitton Outlet Stores Usa
coach factory outlet
ugg boots
Jordan 3 Retro 2015
Official Coach Online Factory Sale
michael kors outlet
uggs outlet
Louis Vuitton Purses For Cheap
michael kors outlet online
Michael Kors Handbags Clearance Outlet
Canada Goose Outlet Online
Ugg Boots Outlet Clearance,Cheap Uggs On Sale Discount For Women
Toms Outlet Store Online
michael kors outlet
canada goose outlet,canada goose jackets,canada goose online,canada goose sale
michael kors outlet
Authentic Louis Vuitton Bags Discount
fitflops sale clearance
coach outlet
michael kors bags
Coach Factory Outlet Clearance
louis vuitton outlet online
ray-ban sunglasses
uggs clearance
cheap ugg boots
timberland outlet
Ralph Lauren Polo Shirts Clearance
New Michael Kors Handbags Outlet Online
cheap oakley sunglasses
cheap ugg boots
ugg outlet

Jianbin Jianbin said...

jianbin1031
mbt sneakers
michael kors uk
ugg boots
new york knicks
louis vuitton outlet online
michael kors outlet
tory burch shoes
replica handbags
michael kors,michael kors canada,michael kors handbags,michael kors outlet,michael kors outlet canada
michael kors handbags clearance
polo ralph lauren outlet
cheap oakley sunglasses
oakley outlet online
longchamp outlet online
basketball shoes
winter jackets outlet
coach outlet store
bottega veneta outlet online
oakley sunglasses
louis vuitton bags on sale
tods shoes
ralph lauren sale
seattle seahawks
coach outlet online
air jordan shoes
cheap oakley sunglasses
michael kors handbags,michael kors outlet,michael kors outlet online,michael kors,kors outlet,michael kors outlet online sale,michael kors handbags clearance,michael kors purses,michaelkors.com,michael kors bags,michael kors shoes,michaelkors,cheap michael kors
michael kors outlet online
nike free
ray-ban sunglasses
washington redskins
ugg outlet
hollister clothing store
michael kors handbags

chenlina said...

chenlina20151104
cheap air max
uggs outlet
true religion outlet
louis vuitton outlet
toms wedges
oakley sunglasses
cheap toms
abercrombie and fitch
timberland outlet
ray ban sunglasses
michael kors outlet
uggs on sale
louis vuitton bags
canada goose outlet
abercrombie & fitch
abercrombie kids
the north face
uggs boots
uggs boots for women
louis vuitton handbags
uggs uk sale
coach outlet store online
michael kors outlet
mulberry handbags
michael kors handbags
louis vuitton handbags
ugg clearance
canada goose outlet
longchamp outlet
ugg slippers
ugg boots
hollister uk
beats by dre
hollister co
abercrombie and fitch
michael kors outlet
women ugg boots
michaek kors outlet
ugg boots for women
ugg sale
as

Gege Dai said...

20160116xiaodaige
michael kors outlet online
michael kors canada
true religion jeans outlet
new balance shoes
ray ban outlet
hollister clothing store
mizuno running shoes
ugg boots
ray ban sunglasses
mac cosmetics
burberry outlet online
louis vuitton bags cheap
celine outlet
cheap uggs
supra shoes
burberry outlet
ray-ban sunglasses
cheap oakley sunglasses
michael kors outlet online
ferragamo outlet
oakley sunglasses uk
rolex watches
swarovski crystal
ferragamo shoes sale
ralph lauren outlet
ferragamo outlet
coach outlet store
nike outlet store
louis vuitton bags
ralph lauren uk
swarovski outlet
louis vuitton bags
ralph lauren outlet
nike roshe
michael kors outlet

dong dong23 said...

jordan shoes
nike air huarache
burberry outlet online
air jordans
christian louboutin shoes
louis vuitton outlet
kate spade outlet
kevin durant shoes 8
coach outlet online
christian louboutin sale
nike nfl jerseys
rolex watches
michael kors outlet
nike roshe runs
jordan concords
ray ban sunglasses
giuseppe zanotti sneakers
louis vuitton handbags
michael kors outlet
louis vuitton outlet
true religion outlet
canada goose outlet
hollister clothing
kate spade outlet
adidas shoes
louis vuitton
nike roshe flyknit
louis vuitton
coach outlet
christian louboutin outlet
coach factorty outlet
adidas shoes
adidas originals shoes
michael kors outlet clearance
tory burch sale
cheap jordan shoes
nike free run
cheap nfl jerseys
fitflop sandals
lebron james shoes 2015
20164.20wengdongdong

Gege Dai said...

los angeles lakers
air jordan 4
supra shoes sale
san antonio spurs jersey
hollister
kobe 9 elite
philadelphia eagles jerseys
tennessee titans jersey
air max 2014
chargers jerseys
chicago bulls
baltimore ravens jersey
marc jacobs sale
miami heat jersey
mizuno running shoes
giuseppe zanotti outlet
lacoste pas cher
green bay packers jersey
falcons jersey
air max 2014
baltimore ravens jerseys
giuseppe zanotti shoes
boston celtics jersey
instyler ionic styler
new york knicks jerseys
san diego chargers jersey
mizuno shoes
fred perry polo
jordan 13
bills jerseys
steelers jerseys
49ers jersey
abercrombie and fitch
abercrombie outlet
nike foamposite
linyuan0428

Hua Cai said...

true religion outlet
true religion jeans
coach handbags
replica watches
rolex watches
mulberry handbags sale
coach outlet
fitflops clearance
cheap nhl jerseys
michael kors outlet
bottega veneta outlet
christian louboutin outlet
cheap ray ban sunglasses
beats by dr dre
coach outlet store
true religion sale
kobe bryant shoes
cartier outlet
links of london
hollister uk
michael kors outlet
cheap mlb jerseys
cheap replica watches
jordan pas cher
timberland shoes
christian louboutin shoes
ralph lauren outlet
chrome hearts
hollister clothing
mont blanc pens
ralph lauren polo
reebok outlet store
ray ban sunglasses
polo ralph lauren
michael kors outlet online
20160517caihuali

dong dong23 said...

louis vuitton handbags
coach outlet
hollister clothing
ray-ban sunglasses
adidas shoes
kevin durant shoes 8
rolex submariner
christian louboutin outlet
tiffany outlet
air max 90
gucci
michael kors handbags
cheap ray ban sunglasses
nike outlet store
louis vuitton outlet
air jordan retro
jordan 11s
jordan 3
cheap jordans
true religion
polo ralph lauren
louis vuitton outlet
tory burch outlet
louis vuitton outlet
cheap jordan shoes
louis vuitton handbags
fitflops sale clearance
jordan 8
oakley vault
hollister outlet
tiffany and co
timberland boots
coach outlet online
louis vuitton outlet
coach outlet
mont blanc pens
pandora jewelry
michael kors handbags
nike roshe runs
true religion jeans
20166.4wengdongdong

艾丰 said...

jianbin0606
gucci sunglasses
coach outlet
swarovski crystal
oakley sunglasses sale
michael kors outlet
true religion outlet
ferragamo shoes
coach outlet store
michael kors outlet
nike blazer pas cher
chrome hearts
michael kors outlet
reebok shoes
hermes outlet
air jordan shoes
ralph lauren pas cher
fitflops shoes
true religion jeans sale
ralph lauren outlet
louis vuitton handbags outlet
burberry outlet online
cheap nfl jerseys
burberry outlet sale
nike roshe
beats by dre
fitflop clearance
oakley sunglasses wholesale
louis vuitton outlet store
rolex watches for sale
hollister uk

艾丰 said...

jianbin0606
lululemon outlet
tory burch outlet online
lululemon outlet
michael kors outlet online
cheap nhl jerseys
nike air max 90
michael kors handbags
herve leger dresses
michael kors factory outlet
ferragamo outlet
michael kors factory outlet
coach outlet
louis vuitton handbags
ralph lauren
herve leger outlet
rolex watches
iphone case
air max 90
lebron shoes
basketball shoes,basketball sneakers,lebron james shoes,sports shoes,kobe bryant shoes,kobe sneakers,nike basketball shoes,running shoes,mens sport shoes,nike shoes
michael kors outlet store
kate spade uk outlet
dior outlet
louis vuitton outlet
beats by dr dre
true religion jeans
ghd hair straighteners
reebok trainers
gucci sunglasses uk
tiffany jewelry
nfl jerseys
true religion jeans
omega watches

Gege Dai said...

mcm outlet
oakley sunglasses
nike free 5.0
mulberry handbags sale
camisetas futbol baratas
prada sunglasses
nike roshe
michael kors outlet
fitflops outlet sale
louis vuitton pas cher
lacoste shirts
new balance shoes
michael kors outlet store
true religion uk
michael kors handbags
adidas uk
nike air max 90
coach outlet online
ralph lauren shirts
ralph lauren outlet
chaussure louboutin
louis vuitton outlet store
mlb jerseys
prada outlet online
cheap nfl jerseys
jordan pas cher
coach outlet
louis vuitton outlet
tiffany outlet
tiffany outlet
montblanc pens
snapbacks wholesale
coach outlet clearance
mulberry outlet,mulberry handbags outlet
polo ralph lauren
czq20160712

xjd7410@gmail.com said...

michael kors outlet
oakley sunglasses
coach outlet
coach outlet
michael kors outlet
jordan 13
toms shoes
coach factory outlet
ray bans
ralph lauren uk
lebron 11
jordan 6
timberland outlet
cheap oakley sunglasses
kevin durant shoes 7
louis vuitton outlet
true religion outlet
rolex watches
michael kors purses
ralph lauren polo shirts
michael kors outlet
christian louboutin shoes
tory burch outlet
ralph lauren outlet
cheap nfl jerseys
ray ban sunglasses discount
toms outlet
insanity workout
mont blanc pens cheap
chenyingying2016803

dada24 Xu said...

louboutin shoes
bottega veneta sale
burberry outlet canada
christian louboutin sale
coach factory outlet online
fitflops shoes
polo ralph lauren
dolce and gabbana outlet online
canada goose
air max 90 black
michael kors outlet online
ray bans
cheap jordan shoes
louis vuitton outlet online
fitflops sale clearance
canada goose uk
longchamp outlet store
ugg sale 2016
uggs outlet
nba jerseys on sale
cheap nfl jerseys
cheap oakley sunglasses
longchamp outlet store
uggs outlet
ysl outlet store
prada sunglasses wholesale
polo ralph lauren outlet
true religion outlet store
uggs boots uk
oakley vault outlet store
nike cortez shoes
discount oakley sunglasses
coach factory outlet
ugg outlet online
birkenstocks
2016831CAIYAN

Unknown said...

jianbin0913
ralph lauren
ugg boots
oakley sunglasses
ugg sale
ralph lauren outlet
ugg boots
michael kors outlet online
michael kors outlet online store
beats headphones
ugg boots
ray ban sunglasses
ugg outlet online
michael kors outlet online
michael kors outlet
camisetas futbol baratas
nike air max uk
true religion outlet
swarovski crystal
ugg outlet
salomon shoes sale
michael kors handbags
michael kors handbags outlet
jordan shoes
air jordan shoes
polo ralph lauren
lululemon outlet online
nba jerseys
beats headphones
michael kors factory outlet
fitflops shoes
moncler outlet
longchamp pliage
ugg boots
true religion jeans

dada24 Xu said...

ray ban eyeglasses
burberry sale
adidas yeezy
ray ban sunglasses
kate spade handbags
kevin durant shoes
coach outlet store online clearances
nike store
canada goose jackets uk
ugg boots canada
2016106caiyan

mmjiaxin said...

jordan shoes
cheap oakley sunglasses
hermes belt
hogan shoes clearance

Post a Comment

Please share what you think about today's thoughts by posting a comment here.