Remember When? This early photo shows Ponoka’s first Boarding House, operated by Mr. and Mrs. Cook Myer at the corner of 50th Avenue and 50th Street. The palatial home, which was constructed in the early 1900s operated for many years in the growing community and provided room and board for countless new arrivals, as well as a stable for their horses. Many a shy new teacher and newcomers arriving into the district in those early days found friendship and comfort in these comfortable boarding homes, and were made to feel a member of the family by the ‘motherly landlady’ and her husband. Photo courtesy of PCS Quill and Shield Yearbook (1944-45)

Remember When: A look at Ponoka’s first boarding house

This palatial home was built in the early 1900s

This palatial home was built in the early 1900s

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