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As early as 1908, settlers began arriving in this area, but from 1910 through 1914 there was an influx of settlers coming south of the Frenchman Creek. It wasn't until 1923 when the C.P.R Railroad came through the area that the town site for Frontier was chosen and it wasn't officially incorporated as a hamlet until July 10, 1930. Back in 1923, two "one-country" stores were moved in on skids and waited for the decision to be made as to where Main Street would be. Elevators were built. The site for the new school was approved. The town began to take shape as new businesses and homes sprang up.


By 1927 the Main Street area of Frontier covered two blocks, with narrow sidewalks made by three planks laid together. In 1928 the first church was built (the United Church), and two banks, the Bank of Montreal, and the Royal Bank, opened their doors. In 1929 the hospital was officially opened. One of the first doctors was Dr. O'Brien, the famous "Saddleback Surgeon". Doc O'Brien and his wife Margaret lived here until the 1940's.


The stock market crash of 1929, followed by the depression and a major fire and flood of 1931,definitely had an impact on this little town. Again in 1946 disaster hit as the Main Street of Frontier was changed overnight when a fire swept through and destroyed all the businesses on one side of the street. But the Frontiersmen proved to be a determined bunch and within two days the stores and post office were set up in temporary quarters. By the end of the year most of the businesses were rebuilt.


Today the hitching posts and the wooden sidewalks are gone,the C.P.R.is gone, replaced by the Great Western Railroad, but the spirit of the Frontier people lives on. Businesses have changed hands and new businesses have been born.

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