Do you remember when…?

Rachel Peter
Library archivist

This is a picture of Main Street Slave Lake from around 1974. The blue building is the Legion, same building as now but before some upgrades.

You can see the fountain that was there for some time.

This picture is taken from about where The Brick is now, looking north. The road went straight across the airport then (before they lengthened the air strip).

Main Street used to be one way (going north by Boisvert’s store). To go south you had to stay right of the fountain, and then turn left (about where Dom’s Pub is now), then right to cross the tracks and continue south. There was a triangular parking area in the middle (where the RBC is now).

Where you see the Coca Cola sign in the photograph there was a convenience store called Glen’s News. Next to it was a games room with pinball machines and pool tables. It’s interesting to see how much Main Street has changed over the years, and how it has shaped our community.

If you have photos you would like to donate of the community or surrounding area, please contact the archivist at the Rotary Club of Slave Lake Public Library by phone 780-849-5250 or by email archivist@slavelakelibrary.ab.ca

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