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FANNY MACDONALD OFF THE WAGON

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Published on Oct 29, 2016

Fanny MacDonald Off The Wagon: A Tale of Prince Edward Island

The fight to get cars on the roads of PEI was a 14 year long struggle. The first gasoline-powered car arrived in Prince Edward Island in 1905. Following this event, only seven cars populated the Island and were unanimously banned from all roads for 8 years! The ban was repealed in 1913, but was reinstated after 90% of Islanders voted against cars. It remained this way until 1919, when the ban was lifted entirely to make way for the quickly evolving automobile market.

This radio drama depicts the consequences of wagons and cars sharing the road.

Culture Summerside has a passion for storytelling. It has created radio dramas based on real Island stories brought to life in the manner of early live radio with volunteer community actors and sound Foleys. A Radio Drama produced by Culture Summerside / Wyatt Heritage Properties Inc. with the support of the Department of Canadian Heritage, The Province of PEI, and the City of Summerside.

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