Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Kayville, SK

We drove through Kayville this past June and were surprised to see a grain elevator still standing, a church that looked to be well-maintained, and only a few houses. I checked online and Kayville closed it's remaining businesses in 2004. Apparently there are only 6 adults and one child still residing there. This is likely an example of the urbanization of Saskatchewan, very much like the rest of the country and the world. There are farms around but they, too, have dwindled in numbers as they became bigger and bigger. The history of homesteading in the area is typical of western Canada at the turn of the last century.
The one plus, I suppose, is that I got another Saskatchewan grain elevator photo to post and to treasure.  As you can see from the photo of the elevator it is totally isolated and, were it not for the neighbouring grain farmers, there'd be nothing left to see other than the flat prairie landscape.

1 comment:

Celestial2920 said...

I have got to get there this summer!!!