Sunday, February 17, 2013

Rockglen, SK

We stopped at Rockglen this past June (2012) on our way through southern Saskatchewan. We had something to eat and drink and were amazed that a village could survive in such an isolated area. Farming and ranching is likely what keeps the village going. I searched for Rockglen and came across a YouTube video of collected photos and memorabilia of Rockglen. It's 10 minutes long, so unless you're from the area you might find it a bit long. At the 7 minute mark, or so, are some great photos of Rockglen from a distance putting it's location in perspective.
One wooden grain elevator is still standing-- a visual reminder of days gone by.

Sunday, February 03, 2013

Neville, Saskatchewan

According to Wikipedia, Neville is a small village of around 70 citizens and is located on Highway 43. Neville remains a viable community renowned for its low cost of living, negligible crime rate, stargazing and bird watching opportunities, clean air and sunshine.

I had to snicker when I read the description of the village, particularly the part about the "negligible crime rate". With only 70 inhabitants it would be hard not to know who did the crime, I'd think.

In any case, a grain elevator still graces the horizon at Neville. It was pouring rain when we found this elevator, so I took the photo out of the car window. Taken in June of 2012.