History Corner - Yorkton Cartage

Drivers in the photo are Albert Nodge, Jack Allen, Leslie Nagy, Ray McCann, George Drasky, John Stalar, and John Moore. By 1954, the firm had 12 trucks to cover hauling around the city and countryside. Their 82 x40 warehouse at #56 Argyle Street housed the fleet of trucks and was equipped for servicing the vehicles for minor repairs. The Company hauled beer for local hotels, did deliveries for Moore Furniture, T. Eaton Co., handled deliveries for Scott Fruit Company, Western Grocers, and Smith Fruit Company. In 1974, Alf Middlemiss sold the business to long time employee, Albert Nodge and his son Glen Nodge who operated Nodge Transport till 1998. Source: Alice Nodge Fonds. Information derived from the trade magazine Prairie Transport, January 1954, article “Long Tradition Behind Yorkton Cartage” by Cliff Shaw and history written by Alice Nodge.
This edition of History Corner originally ran in the April 7, 2010 edition of Yorkton This Week.
Terri Lefebvre-Prince

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