More photos from the Yosh Tashiro archive from flooding in 1955. These shots are from Newton Siding and east of Poplar point. The Army, Hutterites, Farmers and other volunteers are seen working together to hold back the Assiniboine. These flood photos depict a spring melt type of flood. A different process than what we’re seeing currently. We’re all in this together. Great shots. If you know anything about these images, join the discussion. leave a comment or drop us line. Yosh 11365. Date: May 16, 1955. Caption: WORKING AT TWILIGHT: Volunteers with sandbags hoisted on their shoulders (left) work their way to a week spot in the dike where other workmen are piling sandbags behind the planks of wood. The foreground shows water which has worked its way behind the dike north of Newton. Yosh 11365. Date May 16, 1955. No Caption. This appears to be another angle of diking operations north of Newton Manitoba. Yosh 11365. Date May 16, 1955. Caption DIKING IN PROGRESS on the south bank of the river. Planks abutted by sandbags are a final measure to try and sot the river surge…(missing text)…south bank on the farm of Nick Jenczyn, north of Newton Siding…(missing text)… being done by local farmers. Yosh envelope: 11365. Date May 16, 1955. Caption: PLANNING STRATEGY: Councillor Lee Tully of the RM of Portage la Prairie, points out a phase of diking operations to Joshua Hofer, a Hutterite leader from Starbuck. The photo was taken on the farm of Nick Janczyn, north of Newton, where about 50 volunteers worked to build up this sagging dike. Yosh 7387. Date April 27, 1956. Title: Diking East of Poplar Point Hutterite Farm. Caption: OPERATION DIKE – These Hutterites pass sandbags along to the front of the line where they are placed to repair a broken dike three miles east of Poplar Point, on the south side of the Assiniboine River. About 75 Hutterites joined with other farmers in the area, plus 12 CD volunteers from Portage, in an effort to repair the 70-foot break. Today they are reinforcing the bottom of the dike, where water was still seeping through. Yosh 7387. Date: April 27, 1956. Yosh 11355 DATE: MAY 22,1955. CAPTION: ON THE DIKES – It seemed like a never-ending job of filling sandbags with gooey mud along the Assiniboine River in manitoba last wee. But men of the 1st Regiment, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery took it in good part, day and night. Here, two of them bolster the sagging dikes. Left is Bdr. Norman Talylor, La Riviere, Mani., with Gnr. George Brant, Halifax. Yosh envelope number11358 May 21, 1955. Caption: Human Chain Swings Sandbags. Nine miles east of Poplar Point, men of No. 1 RCHA form a chain to heft sandbags to the top of the dike. The sandbags are being conveyed by boat to another par of the dike inaccessible by any other means. One Response Vivian July 8, 2014 Interesting photos Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.