Stories from the Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village Archives
CHRONICLES OF THE WHITE HALL STORE AND THE L. H. ALLISON AND COMPANY
Pincher Creek’s commercial history abounds with stories of individual businesses like the long-time grocery store popularly known first as the White Hall Store, and later as the L. H. Allison and Company.
A HISTORY OF THE HUDSON’S BAY COMPANY IN PINCHER CREEK
Perhaps the earliest national department store to operate in Pincher Creek was that of the Hudson’s Bay Company. One of the oldest companies in Canada, its local history in town dates back to 1886 and spanned more than a quarter century of frontier chronicles.
CHRONICLES FROM THE ERA OF FRONTIER COMMERCE: T. LEBEL AND COMPANY – PINCHER CREEK’S INDEPENDENT DEPARTMENT STORE
The T. Lebel and Company was in business for an impressive forty years spanning from 1884 to 1924. It's impressive sandstone building, constructed in 1904, remains an important physical landmark in Pincher Creek’s downtown core.
JACKSON BROS. - RE-ORGANIZATION OF PIONEER HARDWARE FIRM (1946)
For over eighty years Jackson Bros. served as Pincher Creek’s premiere hardware store. This 1946 article, in the Pincher Creek Echo, highlights the store’s history, the changes which it faced and brief biographies of the new partners.
The King Edward Hotel has been a landmark on Pincher Creek’s Main Street for over a century. Its history speaks of the settlement’s frontier heritage. It's loss by fire in 2020 has proven to be devastating to the town's profile.