|Old City Hall in Pembina (1934) - Does anyone know when it was built?|
[Source: SHSND's Digital Horizons]
|An earlier photograph (date unknown, but presumably around the WWI|
time period) showing parade, with old Pembina city hall in background...
Since this post is about city hall, let's review some of Pembina's past mayors:
Charles Cavileer - He was also (at various times), Pembina's postmaster, Collector of Customs, and a territorial librarian.
J.M. Chisholm - In 1897, Hamilton, ND is listed as his residence, but by 1904, he's in Pembina, and listed as Mayor. However, later that same year, he is listed as deceased...
Albert J. Christopher - He was mayor of Pembina for over 38 years in 1968 when I found this quote of his: "I was elected mayor in 1931 and I am now in my 38th year as mayor. My present term expires in 1970. I was 34 years old when first elected." I have not yet confirmed it, but I think there is every reason to believe he holds the record for the longest-serving Mayor of Pembina!
A. Franklyn Barron - I am fairly confident that he was mayor right after Albert Christopher, according to this record found online - his length of office, however, is not known.
Hetty Walker - Wife of Charles Walker, and another long-time mayor, including during the 1997 Red River of the North flood...