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