This early 1930s photo was taken in front of the Leland Hotel on Chipman Avenue. The Ponoka Volunteer Fire Department and local policemen were called to the scene when a beer keg exploded and the tavern guests and staff had to rush out into the streets, where they were soon joined by many inquisitive local citizens and dogs.
Photo courtesy of the Fort Ostell Museum
Remember When: A beer keg explodes at the Ponoka Leland Hotel
Many folks checked out the scene that occurred in the 1930s