This photo was taken on Aug. 13, 1935 in celebration of Merl Cissell’s 21st birthday. Shown (L-R, back row): Florence McClaflin Cissell, George Cissell, Emma Cissell Olmstead, Merl Cissell and Lodema Cissell Allison while seated in front are Frank and Cora Cissell. Generations of the Cissell family have settled and raised their families in the Dakota district west of Ponoka for the past 118 years. Photo submitted

Remember When: Cissell family history the history highlighted

Ponoka’s Dakota district was first settled by the Cissell family

By Jordie Dwyer

Ponoka’s Dakota district was first settled by the Cissell family

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