Those who have lived in and around Ponoka over the years have quickly learned never to take our lazy old Battle River for granted

Those who have lived in and around Ponoka over the years have quickly learned never to take our lazy old Battle River for granted

REMEMBER WHEN: Looking at heavy spring floods in Ponoka’s past

When you have to use the horse and buggy to get to work during heavy floods, in this week's Ponoka News Remember When.

Remember When? Those who have lived in and around Ponoka over the years have quickly learned never to take our lazy old Battle River for granted, especially in the spring. The top photo, shot in the Riverside district shows the flood of believed to be from 1948, and then the lower picture is where the new north bridge now stands and is believed taken in the 1920s. In both cases the taxi and the horse and wagon were attempting to take shift workers from the Alberta Hospital back and forth to high ground.

Photos courtesy of Fort Ostell Museum

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