This classic 1915 photo shows the tremendous spirit of the growing district of Water Glen, which was located north east of Ponoka. The picture was taken in front of the C.A. (Charlie) Johnson’s General Store and Post Office, where just about everyone, young and old, always dressed in their finest and turned out for an annual picnic. The day of fun and camaraderie featured games and races for all ages, the sharing of fine food, great stories, and often an evening bonfire and dance with music and high-stepping into the wee hours.                                Photo courtesy of the Fort Ostell Museum

This classic 1915 photo shows the tremendous spirit of the growing district of Water Glen, which was located north east of Ponoka. The picture was taken in front of the C.A. (Charlie) Johnson’s General Store and Post Office, where just about everyone, young and old, always dressed in their finest and turned out for an annual picnic. The day of fun and camaraderie featured games and races for all ages, the sharing of fine food, great stories, and often an evening bonfire and dance with music and high-stepping into the wee hours. Photo courtesy of the Fort Ostell Museum

Remember When: Looking back at a Water Glen picnic

Back in 1915 this photo showcases how everyone dressed in their best for the annual picnic

By Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Back in 1915 this photo showcases how everyone dressed in their best for the annual picnic

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