Friday, 24 February 2017

Corinne School 1911 - 1952

Northwest of Hanna, Alberta on February 20, 2017. There are a number of abandoned old schools in the Hanna area. I have seen very few school markers sponsored by groups. The ones I have seen were sponsored by oil and gas companies. This one is by a local women's chapter of the Dundee Women's Institute in Hanna, Alberta. I have not seen their name on any other old school or historical sites.

Jenn at westofthefifthmeridian.blogspot.ca pointed this place out to me some time ago. I was on my way to the Consort area and I made a point to stop here. There are some great old abandoned schools in this area and I was expecting a bit more. The place has a depressing feel to it.


The school operated from 1911 to 1952. After that it was turned into a granary. There is steel piping wrapped around the building. I would guess it is to strengthen the structure. 



Since I did not want to trespass I walked along the side road then through some dense brush to get picture of the other side. All this while I am recovering from a cold. It turns out there was nothing interesting on this side. The one time you do not look you might miss something so I try to get a good look whenever I am at a new place.


Thursday, 23 February 2017

Random prairie post

January 28, 2017 Kneehill County, Alberta.

More signage

I have got into the habit of looking for interesting signs. If you keep an eye out you can find lots of interesting things.

Signage

Sometimes you run across some great farm signs. Schetzsle Farm established 2007.

West of Consort, AB February 20, 2017

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Abandoned farm February 20, 2017

Northeast of Hanna, Alberta. There are a number of abandoned places in this part of Alberta. This area is Special Area 2, similar to a county, covering just over 3,600 square miles and just under 2,000 people, excluding Hanna, Alberta, the only town of any real size in the area with about 2,600 people.