Wednesday 30 September 2020
A monument that incorporates a six horse plow from 1930 and a steam locomotive bell donated by the C.N.R. in 1950. Celebrate Saskatchewan!
Photographed in Hoey, Saskatchewan.
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- Michael Truman
Tuesday 29 September 2020
This is a few miles east of Dorenlee, Alberta. Dorenlee is a little east of where Highway 21 meets Township Road 432. Keep following Township Road 432 east one mile past Range Road 205 and you can see this standing in a field on the north side of the road.
Dorenlee does not exist anymore. This is the old Dorenlee train station that was moved to this spot years ago. Rumour has it that someone moved it out here with the intention of making it their home. That project stalled. Instead it sits abandoned in a field.
Monday 28 September 2020
Did a three day trip to the wilds of Saskatchewan and back. Got some places crossed off my list. I am feeling tired today.
Ran across this by chance while exploring the countryside northeast of Wainwright, Alberta. Very nice plain country church. It was locked when I tried to get a look inside.
Beautiful fall colours at the cemetery behind the church. I wish it would have translated to the photo a little better.
Sunday 27 September 2020
Northeast of Wainwright, Alberta. A lot of schools have markers. This was was so overgrown I walked right up to move the brush to see the dates.
Behind the marker was another marker so I got the dates from that. According to the marker the school was named after Giles James, one of the first settlers in the area.
The school is in an overgrown field and I did not try to look inside. This was a quick stop on my way home.
Saturday 26 September 2020
Friday 25 September 2020
Big Gap School 1919 - 1954 south of Highway 599 on Range Road 73A in Alberta. Highway 599 runs east of Castor, Alberta. I was perusing Google and found this one by chance. I thought it was a school when I saw it on the satellite view and when I found the time to drive there it turned out to be Big Gap School.
The sign is overgrown and easy to miss. The building is in rough shape. I think cattle have been in it several times.
Behind the school was a foundation so there must have been another building like a teacherage.
Thursday 24 September 2020
Taken along the Winnipeg Floodway. If you squint you can see the tiny train in the distance that I had recorded with my drone. As I was flying the drone back to my location, I had to record a few hay bales for this blog.
The path in the background is great for a long bike ride . . .
Wednesday 23 September 2020
I spotted this during a day trip in Alberta. I checked a few sources later and there was never any town named Kessler. There was a post office that operated from 1911 - 1966 called Kessler. I could not find any mention of a Kessler Stampede.
Spotted this old farm near Kinsella, Alberta last Saturday. It was a hazy day from smoke from forest fires from British Columbia. My meager photography skills were put to the test to get a decent photo. I had to adjust the first one later because it came out too dark.
Tuesday 22 September 2020
I know nothing about this one. This is a former one room school a little south of Thorsby, Alberta. It is probably used as a community hall these days. Nicely kept up. I do not think I have seen a one room school of this design before.