Click on each picture below
for a larger view
Here you can see the opening
left to place the cornerstone in 1912
In Sept 1912, the original ECI Cornerstone
was laid, with a big celebration and ceremony.
The Cornerstone was salvaged from the demolition,
and on Sept 20, 2007 was re-laid at the monument.
Ken McDonald and his team added some articles
and resealed the case.
It has now been incorporated
into the columns of the new brick wall.
Some of the contents were water damaged,
such as a 1912 Public Service bulletin.
But 2 old newspapers remained intact from 1912
as well as a new set of 1912 coins
Ken and his team added a 2007 set of new coins
donated by the Royal Bank and the Estevan Credit Union.
As well as a Sept 2007 copy of the Estevan Mercury,
Some Color pictures taken of the demolition of ECI,
Plus a copy of
"Black & Gold Memories" from 1964.
I don't think I will be around to see it reopened.
Here are some of Larry Preddy's Pictures
Opening the original ECI
Cornerstone from 1912
The Contents closeup
Sept 20, 1912 Estevan Progress newspaper
Sept 19, 1912, Estevan Mercury
Original set of 1912 coins
5, 10, & 25 cents pieces
Laying the old Cornerstone in
it's new place
Sept 20, 2007
95 years later!
Bricklayer Gerry Westgard (see
We still need money to pay for the addition
of the granite wall plaques with the names.
Please donate generously!
We hope you do it today!
Have a look at the new Fencing
placed around the top of the monument
Fence Nov 2007
To View our New Printable Contribution Form
Note- Tax deductible receipts can be sent now
for your donations
Note- Gerald (Gerry) Westgard was born Mar 24,
and passed away June 17, 2009.