Sunday, 22 November 2015

Hemaruka, Alberta

November 9, 2015. This is now a ghost town. It was named after a railway engineer's four daughters, Helen (He), Mary (ma), Ruth (ru), and Kate (ka). You cannot miss this place, it is right on Highway 884 south of Veteran, Alberta. There are a couple of houses not pictured that look occupied although I cannot be sure. There used to be grain elevators here years ago. You can see where the rail line once existed.









4 comments:

  1. At least people cared enough to make markers and signs. Do you ever meet other travelers taking pictures, too?

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    1. Not yet. There is a group on Facebook called Abandoned Alberta that has over two thousand members. Most of them live in Alberta and quite a few are fairly active. I have not run across anyone yet. Most of them are serious photographers. I just do this to get out.

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  2. Hemaruka is "NOT" a ghost town it is still classified as a hamlet
    And as a matter of fact I own property there and you have taken pictures of it, and I constantly encounter people checking things out and they are very surprised to see me standing there.

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    1. My apologies. Quite a few internet pages classify the place as a ghost town. I meant no harm.

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