Tuesday 2 August 2022

At one time Wheatstone, Saskatchewan looked like this . . .

If you type Wheatstone, Saskatchewan into Google Maps it will show you the location. This is the only photo I could find of what it once looked like. I cannot find the source because I misplaced my notes on this place. It was in a online local history book. I was unable to find how long the place existed.

This is what it looks like now. This was on a long abandoned rail line between Kayville and Ormiston. I have been to a few ghost towns where nothing exists except a marker saying a town once existed. If there is a marker I did not find it. 

This trail crosses the old rail line.

The next two are looking at the old rail line east and west.

North of the old rail line there is an old abandoned house off in the distance. This might be all that is left of Wheatstone. It is in a field behind a barbed wire fence.


  1. Looked like a thriving place at one time.

  2. The photo is here: https://www.communitystories.ca/v1/pm_v2.php?id=record_detail&fl=0&lg=English&ex=00000806&rd=236349

  3. Some of the places you mentioned in your Regina - Moosejaw post below have old time pictures in this collection (use next to move to next picture): https://www.communitystories.ca/v1/pm_v2.php?id=record_detail&fl=0&lg=English&ex=00000806&hs=0&rd=236350

    1. I read about half of this link months ago. I had seen Wheatstone marked on Google Maps months ago and found that photo. I often peruse Google Maps and note places to look up later in person. I saved a copy of the photo and lost the link. Thank you for posting it.

  4. I wonder at the story of the town and it's demise over the years. Obviously the railroad pulling out had a lot to do with it.