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Where is this baseball team?. You can answer the previous question by searching the nine sections of a photograph. L B Background R B Left C Centre Right C L F Foreground R F . Analyze the faint writing LB , CB , RB . Look at the lists , LB-RB.

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you can answer the previous question by searching the nine sections of a photograph
You can answer the previous question by searching the nine sections of a photograph.


Left CCentreRight C


Analyze the faint writing LB, CB , RB.

Look at the lists, LB-RB.

The man RC helps to explain where they are.


It is a train station. The Afro-Canadian man is a sleeping car porter. (Station lists make it Windsor Station Montreal). The clothes tell us it is the 1930’s. It is the Mount Royal Baseball Team .

pictures are loaded with information
Pictures are loaded with information .


  • Interpret and understand the changes in sports and games caused by railways from the 1850’s- 1920’s.
  • List information and put the facts together about the pictures you are going to see.
you are canadian sports investigator csi h w 5
You are Canadian Sports Investigator (CSI) HW5

HW5 asks questions:

What (Description, what is it? Change, what changed or stayed the same? Causes/Consequences what caused the change?)

When (Time it took place? Time periods? Chronology, the order things happened)

Where (Significance of the place or location where the event happened?)

Who (People involved? Why them?)

How (Process? How did it happen?)

Why (Reason/Cause/Motivation for an event? Significance, weighing the importance of an event or person)


From the photograph, find evidence that this is 1936 and not the first train in Canada, 1836 ?

  • The onlookers RC have 1930’s clothes and the electric telegraph pole (CB) is also from a later date.
  • Search and be careful with photographs.



Lacrosse , played by the First Nations, is our oldest sport. There was no one way to play, and as can be seen below, this game was even held on ice.


Railways made it easier to have lacrosse leagues. Toronto is playing Montreal for the world championship,1876. Railways ran special trains for the crowds. How did the crowd tell the teams apart?


Railways changed sport in many ways. The top picture is before 1860 when lacrosse rules were made in Montreal. The other is from the late 20th century. HW5 has changed?


Curling is Canada’s oldest organized club game. In fact, the Montreal Curling Club of 1807 is the oldest sport’s club in N.A. Our climate explains why farmers and others played sports more in winter than summer.


Curling clubs also started in Kingston (1820), Quebec City (1821) & Toronto (1836). First inter-city game was Mtlvs Que. City in Three Rivers, 1835. Each team took 4 days to travel there & back. Governor-General’s Curling medals started after railways in the 1850’s made travel quicker and cheaper.


The first ( American) Football match, 1874. Players are (C), a band is (LF) and horse carriages(CB). Note the absence of lines and the few players. McGill Univ. of Montreal is playing Harvard Univ. who came up from Boston by train.


The shot put.(LB) List other sports (CB, RB, RC). What sport, LC, continues at Caledonian( Highland) Games but is not played at modern track meets?


Crowds that payed to see races at Highland Games were willing to pay to see races at places such as Toronto’s Lacrosse Club. Track and field meets grew from Highland Games in Canada.


What does this print tell you about the popularity of rowing competitions in 19th century Canada? Explain your answer by stating how Canadians imported and exported products before steam trains.


Canada is playing Australia. What is the game and what does this tell you about sport and travel in the last half of the 19th century? What evidence shows that this game was popular?


The Victoria Rink (a Canadian word taken from curling) was in the “Crystal Palace” built for the opening of the Grand Trunk Railway. What sport still uses the dimensions(sizes) of this rink today? ( Clue, McGill “Rules” made here by Creighton in 1875.)


How far did the Harvard team travel from Boston to play Mcgill in Montreal, 1874?(Count it up below). How long did it take by train @ a 40 miles per hour average? How long did it take by stage coach and steamboat @ 8mph?

  •   Montreal to Sherbrooke  91 miles
  • Sherbrooke to Stanstead  34 miles
  • Stanstead to Haverhill  80 miles
  •  Haverhill to Concord  70 miles
  •   Concord to Boston  76 miles
  •  Total  ? miles
now you are ready to answer hw5 questions
Now You Are Ready to AnswerHW5 Questions
  • How did railways help to create lacrosse and ice hockey as popular sports?
  • Where were lacrosse, hockey, and Canadian football developed?
  • The Grand Trunk Railway ran cheap excursions for sports teams and their supporters. How did that help sport to develop?
  • Who first played lacrosse?
  • Which sport first used the word “rink”?
  • What sporting event is evidence that Canadians were in touch with the United States by rail?
  • What sporting event is evidence that Canadians had global contacts in the last half of the 19th century?