This photo was taken around 1928 or 1929 at the service station on the southeast corner of Second Avenue North. The man on the right is my father, Anton Riesz. I do not know the identities of the other men. They were probably newly arrived immigrants to Yorkton. In the background you can see the Hudson's Bay store as well as the Bank of Commerce and the Roxy Theatre. In the far background are the buildings on First Avenue. You can also see the streetlight standards on Broadway. They were five incandescent bulbs in the shape of a cross on the top of a short standard.
Text written by Ray Riesz.
Photo donated to the Archives by Ray & Dorothy Riesz, Yorkton.
The City of Yorkton Archives is always seeking photos and documents of the early years of Yorkton.
Contact Terri Lefebvre Prince,
City of Yorkton Archives,
Box 400, 37 Third Avenue North
Yorkton, Sask. S3N 2W3