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Searching for the Lousana Grain Elevator

According to research done by our late friend Jim Pearson, there are five Alberta Pacific Grain elevators remaining in the province of Alberta. The company itself disappeared (was bought out) in 1967 so it isn’t surprising there aren’t many examples … Continue reading

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Bowden Hotel Lost to Fire

It’s a new year but the same old story — another old building lost to fire. This time it was the hotel in Bowden, Alberta. I wasn’t able to locate any history as to when the building was built nor … Continue reading

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Sun Dek Motel in Medicine Hat, Alberta

On July 2, 1966 a woman named Maude wrote a postcard to a couple in New York state. More than fifty-five years later it found its way into the hands of DanOCan and started him unraveling a mystery that spans … Continue reading

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Journey to Elva, Manitoba

Depending on which source you believe, the oldest grain elevator in Canada stands in the ghost town of Elva, Manitoba in deep southwest corner of the province. The previous sentence won’t remain true for very long, however. We got word … Continue reading

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Alberta / Saskatchewan Ghost Town Trip – Day One

If you have followed the blog and our adventures for any length of time, you undoubtedly are aware we love to make an annual trip with friends to explore the small towns and abandoned places around Alberta and/or Saskatchewan. There … Continue reading

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