Remember when – 1930s

51st Avenue

This classic photo of 51st Avenue in Ponoka was taken in the early 1930s, and features a great celebration, with lots of vehicles, colored lights strung across from building to building and flags proudly flying.

In case you may not remember, the businesses shown from left to right, south side are: Algars’ Hardware, Maple Leaf Flour, Ponoka Meats, a Harness Shop, and Harry’s Newsstand (which in 1936 became the first Co-operative Store); then coming up the other side of the street was the Lynn and Sparks garage and machine shop, and the John Deere dealership, run by Big Dave Morgan.

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