History Corner - First pavilion on York Lake front

Milton A. Eby came from Ontario to Yorkton with his wife, Penelope in 1899. He was a graduate of the Ontario College of Pharmacy and after obtaining a license from the Pharmacetical Association of the North West Territories, he opened a drug store on Broadway Street. In 1918, Penelope passed away and a year later, he married Effie Gilliland. His hobbies were photography, horticulture and boat building. He had a keen interest in the development of York Lake, having built the first pavilion on the lake front. Eby was involved in many service clubs and was a devoted member of the Holy Trinity Anglican Church. He is considered one of the pioneer builders of this community. Pictured above is the Eby cabin located on the north side of York Lake Photo: 1924 --Verne Ireton Fonds
This edition of History Corner originally ran in the Sept. 2, 2009 edition of Yorkton This Week.
Terri Lefebvre Prince

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