I have had five people in the last six weeks contact me about where this church is located. I find this kind of funny since I do not live in Saskatchewan. It is an abandoned church northeast of Francis, Saskatchewan. It is not that hard to find. I made a stop here on my recent road trip. The entrance has a locked steel gate. The last time I was here it was a few years ago in winter. There is really nothing around for miles.
Monday 31 May 2021
Sunday 30 May 2021
South of Summerberry, Saskatchewan there is an abandoned elevator in a field. South down a gravel road from the highway you will eventually see it on the east side of the road. Some weeks prior a person that I correspond with gave me the location and I got photos from the road last Thursday. The solitary elevator stands in a private field with no town nearby and no name that I could see. No evidence of a rail line either. There was nothing to identify it on Google Maps.
After taking photos I headed north back to the highway. After a few miles on a whim I waved down a pickup headed in the opposite direction. I asked the farmer if he knew anything about the elevator. I just happened to meet someone who informed me he lived a half mile from the elevator and gave me the name and a little history. Back in the day it was a rail stop. Now it is a home for skunks, mice, raccoons, and other creatures.
The sits on an abandoned rail line that was known as the Peanut Line because it was a small line. It ran from Wolseley, Saskatchewan to Reston, Manitoba, a distance of one hundred twenty-two miles. The stops from Wolseley were Adair, Deveron, Baring, Kaiser (now known as Peebles), Windhorst, Neelby, Bender, Kennedy, Dumas, Wawota, Walpole, Fairlight, Maryfield, Ebro, Ewart, and Reston. The last three are in Manitoba. Most of the places on the line do not exist anymore. The line existed from 1906 to 1961. The elevator in this post is the Deveron Elevator.
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Friday 21 May 2021
Last day of work at the current job. Of course that means that the computer system has to have multiple crashes and there has to be a few complaints with a few angry clients. Soon it will not be my problem. I get to go to a different job and deal with a different set of problems. I will have a week to myself before I start anything.
For some reason I am being spammed again. I might not mind so much if it was interesting spam.
It is the Victoria Day Weekend and I am looking to take a trip somewhere. The problem is that most places I want to go have rain in the forecast. This weekend in Canada is always hit and miss.
Wednesday 19 May 2021
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The only time I don't like going back to a place is when I know something beloved is gone, like a grain elevator. There are a few towns in Manitoba that I haven't been back to because I know their elevator was demolished, and I don't want to see the empty space where the elevator used to be.
Anyway, I returned to Gregg, Manitoba recently. I hadn't been there since 2018 so it was time for a revisit. Everything was still there.
I started with the Kerwood Church. This time I looked in the front door to see the interior. I don't usually do that but this church looked inviting and everything was unlocked. It looks very plain inside but that's OK. That's probably how it has always been.
I took the same shot of the old barn and grain elevator that I took in 2018 - view the other post to compare. The elevator is the same but the boards are disappearing from the barn. That old weathered wood is probably going to some other project.
Of course, I photographed the grain elevator a few times. Here's a different angle than 2018.
Many happy returns!