Good heavens, on seeing this image, it really did look to be very much the wild frontier back in those days, yet it was a very important place during the war, a depot and centre of supply, indeed, Driscoll's Scouts were raised there.
A super picture.
Best regards Frank
Yes, I think the Cape was like that, what it must have looked like in the 1870's, I suppose even smaller, but, there were just so many places like that, I think Meurig summed it up rather well in a recent post, when he described the country as a melting pot, it was and still is a remarkable place, it's just so vast!
Kind regards Frank
djb wrote: Frank,
I agree. Seeing these pictures shows just how small some of these towns were at the time. When the appear frequently in accounts, there is a tendency to thinks they are bigger than they were.
It is a wonder they raised a town guard of 73. This must have covered men from a wide area.