Saturday, 21 October 2017

Weyburn Water Tower

The Weyburn Water Tower at sunrise a
few days ago.  This historical landmark
sits high on Signal Hill and can be seen
for miles in all directions.  When I last
saw it about ten years ago it was looking
unloved but on this visit I was pleased to
see it boasting a brand new coat of paint. 

There are three other "lighthouse"
shaped water towers in Saskatchewan,
at Kamsack, Humboldt and Kerrobert,
but I believe the one in Weyburn is the
oldest being built in 1909. 

Signal Hill was a native settlement
where the smoke signals created there
could be seen a great distance. 
W.O. Mitchell was born in Weyburn
and Tommy Douglas called it home.

Photographed on October 19, 2017.

Weyburn, Saskatchewan, water tower, historical, Signal Hill

Weyburn, Saskatchewan, water tower, historical, Signal Hill

Weyburn, Saskatchewan, water tower, historical, Signal Hill

Weyburn, Saskatchewan, water tower, historical, Signal Hill

Weyburn, Saskatchewan, water tower, historical, Signal Hill

Weyburn, Saskatchewan, water tower, historical, Signal Hill

2 comments:

  1. I recently read about these 4 standpipe water towers. The Kamsack one has a neon sign on the top that says, 'Kamsack' and it still lights up!

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