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First building built in Yorkton

First building in Yorkton, the J.W. Thornton Building. The business men at the old town-site realized that the village had little future with a railway being built three miles to the south. J.W. Thornton was the first to move. He built this building on Livingstone street and Market street in late 1888 or early '89.

Yorkton's first business street

Livingstone St., on the right, Yorkton's first business street with the Royal Hotel in the foreground. At the left on the picture is Broadway east of first Ave. The first house is Markham's residence, next is J. C. Markham's livery barn. Next the Hudson's Bay store. Across the street 2nd. Ave., is R. A. Patricks small drug store, Yorkton's first drug store with a law office above. Next is the Carson Building with a photography shop and barber shop on the ground floor and offices above.

The second contingent of Yorkton Volunteers leaving for the "Boer War" in South Africa

The second contingent of Yorkton Volunteers leaving for the "Boer War" in South Africa, 1899-1901.
The contingent includes; Sgt. P. McNochol at the left and his brother J. McNichol second from the right. Others, not identified, include: J. DeBalinhard, Andrew O'Kelly, D. Morrison, D. Bolton, C. Peterson, W. McKen, James Sinclair, A. Arnold and J. Border.

Drills in front of old Victoria school

The old Victoria school was taken in the spring of 1900, just after the school was built and shows Constable Junget. N.W.M.P. drilling the boys.
The smart boy on the right of the first section will easily recognized as Charlie Bull, prominent Yorkton farmer who if asked might easily give names of the other boys, who would if living be now men of from 55 to 60 years of age.

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