Going into the late 1930s and ’40s the bustling Town of Ponoka was growing rapidly in all directions. This photo of 50th Street looking north features all sorts of businesses as the shiny vehicles lined up along the sidewalks. Identified from left to right are: The Empress Theatre

Going into the late 1930s and ’40s the bustling Town of Ponoka was growing rapidly in all directions. This photo of 50th Street looking north features all sorts of businesses as the shiny vehicles lined up along the sidewalks. Identified from left to right are: The Empress Theatre

PHOTO: Ponoka’s 50 Street – circa 1940s

Ponoka's 50 Street highlighted in this archived photo of town.

Going into the late 1930s and ’40s the bustling Town of Ponoka was growing rapidly in all directions.

This photo of 50th Street looking north features all sorts of businesses as the shiny vehicles lined up along the sidewalks. Identified from left to right are: The Empress Theatre, Roy Kirkpatrick’s Barbershop, the Highway Garage, Spackman’s Hardware, theRoyal Hotel, and the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, and a long line of others.

Photo courtesy of the Fort Ostell Museum