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Gull Lake in Gull Lake No. 139, Saskatchewan — The Prairie Region (North America)
 

Wong Guy Shoe Shop

 
 
Wong Guy Shoe Shop Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, June 25, 2022
1. Wong Guy Shoe Shop Marker
Inscription.  
Arriving in Gull Lake in 1917-18, Wong Guy came to a town in turmoil. The Spanish Flu was raging, and despite being a brand new resident to the town, he took it upon himself to cook for the patients at the old brick school, which doubled as an emergency hospital during the epidemic. Remembered for his courage during this trying time, he cemented himself into the hearts of everyone in the community.

In 1922 he opened up this shoe and harness repair which he would operate faithfully for the next 55 years. Remembered for his strong personality and his interest in everyone who came through the doors, he was greatly respected in the entire area.

The shop, over the course of the next 3 decades, became a living time capsule of a by-gone era and a fitting tribute to the man who helped the sick and fixed the shoes of Gull Lake. Today, it is a heritage building to honour Wong Guy and his family.

Wong Guy passed away in 1982
and is buried at the Gull Lake Cemetery.

 
Erected 2014.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites
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Industry & CommerceScience & MedicineSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1922.
 
Location. 50° 5.715′ N, 108° 29.074′ W. Marker is in Gull Lake, Saskatchewan, in Gull Lake No. 139. Marker is on Proton Avenue (Provincial Highway 37) just south of Main Street (Provincial Highway 37), on the left when traveling south. Marker is mounted at eye-level on the northwest corner of the subject building, facing Proton Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2387 Proton Avenue, Gull Lake SK S0N 1A0, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 13 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Swift Current - Maple Creek Trail (approx. 6.5 kilometers away); Kemmel Hill (approx. 12.5 kilometers away); Hamlet of Antelope (approx. 12.5 kilometers away).
 
Wong Guy Shoe Shop Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, June 25, 2022
2. Wong Guy Shoe Shop Marker
(marker is on left/north side of window)
Wong Guy Shoe Shop image. Click for more information.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, June 25, 2022
3. Wong Guy Shoe Shop
Wong Guy and his Shoe Shop:
Gull Lake | Saskatchewan website entry
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 20, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 4, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 178 times since then and 90 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 4, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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