Hmmm, interesting picture, wbaron...
It's very interesting! Like!
A very beautiful picture and a lot of good comments! Like!
Crossed through that checkpoint many times before traffic finally got so bad I started using the Rainbow Bridge. My funniest experience happened when I finally got to the guard and a sudden cloudburst hit. Just as the guard was about to say something, I said "I've arrived just in time for the rainy season". He had a good laugh at that, asked me some quick questions and we were on our way. One of the most amusing stops I had there.
You may be right. I think it used to be called San Jeronimo. For example, here's a wikipedia link for the border crossing, but recently I've seen documents calling it "Jeronimo". I will try to make the change.
It is on the Del Bonita port of entry to the US from Alberta...about 1 hour directly south of Lethbridge.
It is not actually the General Store, it was an Inn and a Red & White store, Oil Shed and Hardware Store.
Tom, that's cool! Do you have any photos from the old days? I'd love to see how this place used to look. You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I was saddened to read in a new book about the Maine-New Brunswick "Imaginary Line" by Jacques Poitras that the Petersens have passed away. The author suggests the stress put on them by the US Border Patrol by not allowing them to have any visitors hastened their death.
Sadly, this port of entry has closed. It once was among the busiest on the US - Canada border. Back when there weren't many roads, the Jefferson Highway went all the way from Winnipeg to New Orleans. This is where it crossed the border. But traffic waned when I-29 was built just a mile to the west, and it finally closed in 2006.
My memory is not that good. Border stations will fly their flags at half mast if former presidents or members of congress die, or if an INS or Customs officer is killed in the line of duty. Also state governors can call for the lowering of flags.