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post by Hanniba1   |  | 
Ghost town tucked away in the prairies
< on 7/17/2013 8:04 AM >

Went and explored a ghost town in the prairies in southern Saskatchewan. Excuse the image quality, I only had the droid' on me.

One of the many flooded basements in the 10 or so houses.


Someone got in a fight with the door?


Some antique equipment in what looks like was once a church


I smell black mold


I particularly like this shot


Once last photo for good measures


[last edit 7/18/2013 1:16 AM by Hanniba1 - edited 1 times]

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post by darbycrashin   |  | Noble Donor

Re: Ghost town tucked away in the prairies
<Reply # 1 on 7/19/2013 9:30 PM >

The equipment in the third picture looks like a dentist x-ray machine.

Cool find!


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post by MonoxideChild   |  | 
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<Reply # 2 on 7/19/2013 10:51 PM >

^ for sure. I remember those exact machines being used on me as a child at the dentist.


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post by dirtyw0rld   |  | 
Re: Ghost town tucked away in the prairies
<Reply # 3 on 7/24/2013 12:11 AM >

x-ray machine in a church? or am I mistaken?
neat stuff


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post by rainman8889   |  | 
Re: Ghost town tucked away in the prairies
<Reply # 4 on 12/27/2013 6:15 PM >

Posted by dirtyw0rld
x-ray machine in a church? or am I mistaken?
neat stuff


Maybe the church doubled as a medical clinic. And yes, that is a dental x-ray machine. I remember those being used on me as a child.


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post by R426   |  | 
Re: Ghost town tucked away in the prairies
<Reply # 5 on 1/5/2014 1:18 AM >

Did you take the pigeon home?


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post by Skye_Ann   |  | 
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<Reply # 6 on 1/5/2014 1:36 AM >

That old Xray machine (?) looks pretty cool.


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post by Flareodactyl   |  | 
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<Reply # 7 on 1/5/2014 2:45 AM >

That looks like an x-ray machine to me too. I used to be scared out of my mind of those things. Nice location!


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post by Lucifert   |  | 
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<Reply # 8 on 3/26/2014 10:29 PM >

3rd pics, very nice found!! thx for share


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post by master private   |  | 
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<Reply # 9 on 4/6/2014 11:48 PM >

Looks cool hope I stumble upon it one day.


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post by nicknolte   |  | 
Re: Ghost town tucked away in the prairies
<Reply # 10 on 4/27/2014 11:18 PM >

Posted by master private
Looks cool hope I stumble upon it one day.


Unfortunately, salvage efforts are slowly reclaiming the town. It looks like people might be living in two of the houses.

[last edit 4/27/2014 11:28 PM by nicknolte - edited 1 times]

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post by master private   |  | 
Re: Ghost town tucked away in the prairies
<Reply # 11 on 4/29/2014 3:34 PM >

That's unfortunate at least I got to see a bit of history through your photos.


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post by master private   |  | 
Re: Ghost town tucked away in the prairies
<Reply # 12 on 5/12/2014 4:55 AM >

Made it out there the salvage seems to be on hold or moving super slow.1.


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post by nicknolte   |  | 
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<Reply # 13 on 5/13/2014 4:58 AM >

Posted by master private
Made it out there the salvage seems to be on hold or moving super slow.1.



Most likely the latter. It looked like someone was working on the white & burgundy house (locked doors, tool/gloves/new windows lying around, hauling truck, etc) when I was out there a month before you.

I'm curious as to why they're even attempting salvage efforts.


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post by master private   |  | 
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<Reply # 14 on 5/14/2014 5:41 AM >

from what I've read the theatre is to be moved to a town near by for historical preservation which is awesome whenever the money gets there. As for salvage sounds like the lots were on kijiji for $1000 which in a booming economy hell buy the whole town. NEW 2 bedroom condo in saskatoon is about 400,000!! I'm not sure what the end result is to be but I know a lot of people still have ties to this town .

I will be returning to take a more thorough look also to compare the photos i just took to look for evidence of anything being moved i.e a red truck (maroon) with a cap on the main st also the trailer which i didnt notice until after.

p.s did it look like this when you came through.

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post by master private   |  | 
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<Reply # 15 on 5/17/2014 4:44 AM >

Posted by nicknolte


Most likely the latter. It looked like someone was working on the white & burgundy house (locked doors, tool/gloves/new windows lying around, hauling truck, etc) when I was out there a month before you.

I'm curious as to why they're even attempting salvage efforts.


Ok so HUGE update returned to this location today . there was life in the town.
Talked to the one farmer lives a mile over turns out he owns the house on the north end of main st. The building with the 2 car garage turns out its the towns former railway station .

He is pushing hard to get his property sustainable. They are trying to lure people to the town who are interested in a quiter lifestyle. he is installing his own septic . on the north end there are new power lines also .

They have been having a lot of problems with vandalism turns out there are cameras mounted around town.

For those who want to visit the people we met were friendly just took the direct approach and made no attempt to be sneaky.


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post by sentry   |  | 
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<Reply # 16 on 5/17/2014 7:19 PM >

For those who want to visit the people we met were friendly just took the direct approach and made no attempt to be sneaky.


I agree, There's no use trying to be sneaky if it only makes you look more suspicious...especially in a ghost town with only a few residents left and where everybody knows everybody.

I usually just walk into abandoned buildings as if the place belonged to me without even looking over my shoulder (providing the door is unlocked obviously.)

It's a different story when the place is under surveillance...


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post by nicknolte   |  | 
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<Reply # 17 on 5/22/2014 1:49 PM >

Posted by master private


Ok so HUGE update returned to this location today . there was life in the town.
Talked to the one farmer lives a mile over turns out he owns the house on the north end of main st. The building with the 2 car garage turns out its the towns former railway station .

He is pushing hard to get his property sustainable. They are trying to lure people to the town who are interested in a quiter lifestyle. he is installing his own septic . on the north end there are new power lines also .

They have been having a lot of problems with vandalism turns out there are cameras mounted around town.

For those who want to visit the people we met were friendly just took the direct approach and made no attempt to be sneaky.


Makes sense. All of the houses (even the boarded up ones) have new looking digital meters

Props to the farmer for trying to preserve the town. At least it can't/won't be demo'd.


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