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The Salvation Army originated in England in the 1860’s.
Led by evangelist William Booth, the Army operated on a
belief that the hunger and ill health of poverty blocked
the word of God. The Army distinguished itself from “formal” religion,
offering both soup and spiritual aid.
During December, 1886, six members of the Army arrived
in depression-ridden Winnipeg from Toronto. They were greeted
at the train station with a colorful parade down Main Street.
Winnipeg was the Army’s “frontier.”