As practical jokes go, this one was a doozy! My thoughts on reading this account were how much fun it would have been to see, but that something like this sure wouldn’t happen now!
Grande Prairie Herald,
Feb. 24,1918 pg.5
SPRA 0032.08.07.15: This photograph is no joke! The Royal George – which later became the Corona Hotel. Early stages of the fire, taken from the street in front of the hotel. Horses, sleigh and men in foreground, February 1936.