Monday, 21 August 2017

Saint Mary's Catholic Cemetery and Church

Saint Mary's Catholic Cemetery is a short distance 
southeast of Richmound, Saskatchewan.  

According to information from the Find A Grave 
website, the original Saint Mary's Church was built 
in 1918 and located northeast of Richmound.  The 
church was moved into town in 1928 and used for 
another thirty years at which time a new church 
was built.  

The last two photos in this set are the church built 
in 1958 and the Heritage Bell from the original 
church.  

The cemetery next to the original church was 
relocated to the current site.  Some of these graves 
were moved to the new cemetery, some remained 
behind while others were lost.  There are several
graves marked "unknown" in this cemetery.

This post is dedicated to Baby Cole Brown,
Cowboy Angel.

Photographed on July 31, 2017.

St. Mary, Catholic, cemetery, Richmound, Saskatchewan

St. Mary, Catholic, cemetery, Richmound, Saskatchewan

St. Mary, Catholic, cemetery, Richmound, Saskatchewan

St. Mary, Catholic, cemetery, Richmound, Saskatchewan

St. Mary, Catholic, cemetery, Richmound, Saskatchewan

St. Mary, Catholic, cemetery, Richmound, Saskatchewan

St. Mary, Catholic, cemetery, Richmound, Saskatchewan

St. Mary, Catholic, cemetery, Richmound, Saskatchewan

St. Mary, Catholic, cemetery, Richmound, Saskatchewan

St. Mary, Catholic, cemetery, Richmound, Saskatchewan

St. Mary, Catholic, cemetery, Richmound, Saskatchewan

St. Mary, Catholic, cemetery, Richmound, Saskatchewan

Sunday, 20 August 2017

On The Border

The first photo is the 4th Meridian sign on the
border between Alberta and Saskatchewan
in Empress, Alberta.

The second photo is The Section Foreman's House
information sign which displays an undated
photo of this same 4th Meridian sign with
the section house in the background.

Both signs are near the old train station on the
north side of the village.

4th Meridian sign photographed on August 18, 2017.
Section House sign photographed on July 17, 2017.

Empress, Saskatchewan, sign, 4th meridian, Alberta, section house, C.P.R.
Empress, Saskatchewan, sign, 4th meridian, Alberta, section house, C.P.R.


Saturday, 19 August 2017

Friday, 18 August 2017

Goldenrod

Lots of goldenrod blooming over the past few
weeks in southeastern Alberta.

Photographed on August 5, 2017.

Alberta, Whitla, plant, goldenrod, wild

Alberta, Whitla, plant, goldenrod, wild

Alberta, Whitla, plant, goldenrod, wild

Alberta, Whitla, plant, goldenrod, wild

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Selz School sign near Liebenthal

Selz School sign east of Liebentahl, Saskatchewan.

Paraphrasing information from the book "Selz Russia
Home Colony" by William C. Sherman:

In the early 1800's Russia invited Germans to an area
near Odessa on the Black Sea.  These pioneers settled
by the Kutschurgan River and named their village Selz,
a name of Alsatian origin.

Then came the communist revolution and two world wars.
Resentment for the German speaking people led to
Siberian exile, religious persecution, labour camps and
deliberate starvation.  The fortunate ones migrated to
the Americas to become open plains pioneers once again.

Some of these migrants settled south of Bow Island,
Alberta and others settled east of Liebenthal
Saskatchewan.  Both these groups named their schools
after their home town of Selz, Russia.

Selz has now been renamed Limanskoye and is occupied by
Ukrainian refugees from war-torn villages.  No Germans
live there anymore.
 
The Selz School sign south of Bow Island can be seen here:
http://www.timeforthepast.com/2017/08/selz-school-sign.html

Photographed on July 31, 2017.

school, sign, Liebenthal, Saskatchewan, historic, pioneer

school, sign, Liebenthal, Saskatchewan, historic, pioneer