Queenstown once boasted a bustling commercial sector, including a hotel, five grain elevators, several stores, a school, and numerous private residences. Eclipsed by the nearby centre of Milo during the ‘20s and ‘30s, Queenstown slowly withered to its current size. Today a handful of homes and abandoned buildings are the last remnants of a prosperous pioneer-era community. #Alberta #Canada #abandoned
After leaving Milo, Greg and I ventured north towards Queenstown, a former shipping point along the C.P.R.’s abandoned Lomond Subdivision. Already two hours behind schedule, we made a bee-line for the Drumheller valley, pausing at a small community graveyard along the way.
Following our visit to the Majorville Medicine Wheel and Cairn, Greg and I trekked westward across an ocean of parched grassland, passing a wedding party, abandoned homesteads, and iconic remnants of the community’s pioneer past. We then detoured south for a delicious burger and a glimpse of a prairie rarity on the edge of Milo. Continue reading #FABTrip15: Majorville to Milo
From the Galt Museum and Archives in Lethbridge comes news that the 1938 Dominion Electors List for the District of Macleod is now available to the public at Lethbridge’s Galt Museum and Archives.