Monday 31 July 2023

Random abandoned Saskatchewan

Long abandoned church in Froude, Saskatchewan which is a ghost town with a population of zero. I had visited here before and got photos of the church. I was slightly disappointed with how those turned out so I stopped for a revisit. I am not sure these are better. I do like the church though.

Sunday 30 July 2023

Random abandoned Saskatchewan

Arthur School 1901 - 1965.

On private property. I would have liked to get photos from other spots.

Friday 28 July 2023

Thursday 27 July 2023

Hearts of Oak School 1907 - 1957

Long abandoned stone one room school somewhere in the vicinity of Carlyle, Saskatchewan. The inside is not in great condition nor is the roof in good shape. The building though looks rock solid.

I had been after this one for a few years. The first time I was here the road had snowdrifts. The second time was in the spring and it had rained recently and the road was soft. This time I went in mid July and there was no damn snow or soft roads to worry about this time. This is one of my favourite one room schools to date.

Wednesday 26 July 2023

Tuesday 25 July 2023

Old Ford

Friday July 14, 2023 I was heading out east on Highway 14 near Wainwright, Alberta. I spotted this sitting on an acreage. The owner was mowing his property. I pulled onto his property and asked him if I could take a few photos. I think he was delighted that someone wanted to take a few photos of his truck. Oddly enough he took a photo of me taking a photo of his old Ford. Who knows, I might end up on a blog somewhere.

Unfortunately he did not know the year of this truck.

Monday 24 July 2023

The stone church in Heward, Saskatchewan

St. Andrew's Anglican Church was built in 1919. Other than that I could not find anything about it on a quick internet search. It is surrounded by a hedge so it is difficult to get the whole thing in a photo. These days there are less than fifty people in Heward so I am sure the church is no longer used. There is no sign on it and it is locked. Amazing building.

Sunday 23 July 2023

Parallel lines

Wild Horse Cemetery about here 49.659139, -115.590328

Managed to get here June 24, 2023.

The cemetery is at the end of the Dewdney Trail and the ghost town Fisherville, British Columbia of which there hardly a trace remaining. None of the graves have names and there are only two known burials, everything else is lost to time. Gold was discovered on Wild Horse Creek in 1864 and there was a short lived gold rush. There were town names of Wild Horse, Kootenai, Kootenay, and Fisherville associated with this area.

To get here take the Fort Steele-Wild Horse Forest Service Road just outside of Fort Steele. When I traveled it the road was very rough in a few places and there are a few spots where the road is narrow with some steep drops on the side. You can street view this road on Google Maps.

This is quite the spot. The town was on the side of a hill. The area is rugged. The prospectors who first explored this area had to be determined to look for gold in this terrain.

Saturday 22 July 2023

The Garage in Saint Walburg

I love the design of these old garages. The curved corner just makes it!  

In their heyday many of them had the slider style pop machine . . . open the lid and there before you was a selection of sodas partially submerged in chilled water.  Drop in a coin and slide out your favourite drink. Crush brand clear cream soda was always my first choice.

This garage stands on a corner along the main drag in Saint Walburg, Saskatchewan.

- Michael Truman

Friday 21 July 2023

Elevator Friday - Frobisher, Saskatchewan

Not much in Frobisher but they have this great weathered old elevator.

Wednesday 19 July 2023


A "customized" Dodge truck outside the Slick Autobody Shop in Macklin, Saskatchewan. Love this cab design.

- Michael Truman

A quick Cpt Mo post

Tuesday 18 July 2023

Rock Lily School 1908 - 1957

Not foo far from Penzance, Saskatchewan. I have been to Penzance, sadly no pirates.

Last Friday after work I headed out on a road trip. I kept driving and did not feel tired so I kept driving. I got here before dawn and waited for the sun to rise. I had a short catnap in the car. The colour is a little different in some photos due to the light and the haze from wildfires from Alberta did not help. If nothing else I got a very early start to a day of exploring.

The school is mainly stone construction and is in poor shape. I really like this one and spent about an hour looking it over. I did not go inside as it definitely looks unsafe.

Monday 17 July 2023

Random black and white

Stone house in Alameda, Saskatchewan.

A bit east of Shaunavon, Saskatchewan on Highway 13

Yesterday morning I was driving west towards Shaunavon and noticed a senior citizen parked just off the highway. Her and her husband were on their way home and they ran out of gas in their classic car just six miles from home. He was on his way with gas and she was there waiting for him. I was going ask if she needed some help but I could see everything was well in had.

The car is a 1932 Chev and is gorgeous. I asked if I could take some photos and talked to her until her husband showed up in his Dodge pickup. You do not see sights like this in very rural Saskatchewan.