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    Default Western Canadian Ghost Towns

    Congrats to all the good folks at www.ghosttowns.com for creating this chat board. Just thought I'd create a thread for everybody interested in Western Canadian ghost towns.
    For anybody wanting to take a look at some ghost towns north of the border, check out our site at:
    www.ghosttownpix.com

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    Cool when I was living in Alberta a long time ago(66-68)

    I ran across several real ghostly depression era abandoned villages N and N.E. of Brooks.They were odd in that there was still food cans,pots and pans and even some clothing.There was text books in an old two room school house.There was something so haunting,tragic and sad about those places.Saw several ghost towns s and sw of Calgary.One had been a little Mormon town.Since I was technically on a mission for the LDS church,that one had special meaning.There were several former WW II training sites I ran across that were reaaly wel preserved at the time.The Claresholm airport at the time had a lot of WW II aircraft hanging around,including a large number of B-25'sone of my fav.WW II machines.Always wondered what became of them.

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    I know the Brooks area very well. The most famous ghost town in that area is Alderson, which I have been to many times. It has quite a remarkable history. You mentioned other ghost towns south and southwest of Calgary. Do you remember any names?

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    John Bachusky, is that you?

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    Time dims my bulb.I remember one really deserted place between Cardston and Pincher Creek.But speaking of deserted,Sask.had quite a few sad little deserted farm towns.Does anyone know the current status of the former military complex at Vulcan?The Frank townsite is something not to miss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CanadianExplorer
    John Bachusky, is that you?
    I have been trying to reach you now for months!!!!

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    Heh, I assume you think it's Ryan from Yellowknife.


    My new email is ryansilke@gmail.com.

    Looking forward to hear from you.

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