History Corner - Texaco Service Station

This photo of the Corner of Broadway Street East and Fourth Avenue North was taken from Argyle Street. Long time Yorkton resident Ray Riesz believes that if you look at the street lights and the cars this photo was likely taken in the early 1940s.

On the left we see the Texaco Service Station where today stands the Toronto-Dominion Bank which was erected in 1987. We also see the back of a three storey Patrick Block on Third Avenue North. Evergreen Motors in the centre was replaced by the York House Restaurant until just a few years ago.

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What is different about this photo are the signs with a list of destinations-- villages, towns and cities which were of interest to the motorist. There are more than two signs although two are the only ones visible. On the left the sign provides mileage to Foam Lake, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Regina, Willowbrook and Melville. To the right the list shows Bismark N.Dakota, 386 miles, North Gate --Canadian Port of Entry to North Dakota 184 miles due south, Carlyle, 134 miles, Whitewood 77 miles, Waldron 25 miles and Stockholm, 49 miles. Those were the days when we Canadians were using the Imperial system of measurement, until 1970 when the Federal Government enacted legislation to introduce the use of the metric system. 

We are always looking for photos of old Yorkton and area. 

The postcard is a donation of Joyce Anaka of Yorkton.

Contact Terri Lefebvre Prince,
Heritage Researcher,
City of Yorkton Archives,
Box 400, 37 Third Avenue North
Yorkton, Sask. S3N 2W3

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