The history of Brandon is full of interesting people who have helped to shape the city as we know it today. Use the links below to explore the names from Brandon's past.
Frederick Nation was a prominent businessman. He arrived in Brandon in 1882 and became co-partner of the department store Atkinson & Nation. In 1886, Nation bought out his partner and the store became F. Nation & Company. When his health began to deteriorate in 1892, Nation sold the business and embarked upon a trip around the world. Upon returning home two years later, Nation resumed business under the partnership Nation & Shewan. Nation was an active member of the community, serving as director of the Brandon General Hospital, Northern Crown Bank, and Great West Life Assurance Co. He was a member of the Brandon Club and acted as the institution’s president for two years. He also served as alderman for four years and as president of the Brandon Board of Trade for three years. Nation moved to Victoria during the First World War and resided there until his death in 1955.
t right, shipping it to customers in all parts of Canada and the United States. A modified replica of the store is in existence at the Daly House Museum.