Dirt street in early years

Remember when: 1930s

If one looks closely at this 1930s photo of the north side of Chipman Avenue

If one looks closely at this 1930s photo of the north side of Chipman Avenue, you will see that a few of those great old buildings are still standing today.

This bustling Ponoka dirt street, complete with wooden sidewalks and angle parking had a little bit of everything to serve the public, including three hotels, livery stables, pool hall, furniture store, flower and gift shop, cafes, a garage, the popular Elks Hall, and lots of fires over the early years.