Remember When? This 1960’s photo was taken at the corner of a very busy 50th Avenue and 51st Street, which was later transformed back to the original Chipman Avenue during the 2000 Town of Ponoka Main Street Project. Featured on the right is the Alberta Treasury Branch and then going from the left and up the street packed with classic vehicles are: The Bank of Montreal, The Elks Hall, Carter’s Billiards, Cash Foods, The Sunny Spot Cafe, Thompson’s Mens’ Wear, and the Bank of Commerce. The always quite controversial parking meters were in place in those days, but were taken out due to public demand some years later. Photo courtesy of the Fort Ostell Museum

Remember When: A busy Ponoka downtown

A 1960’s photo shows a busy downtown Ponoka

A 1960’s photo shows a busy downtown Ponoka

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