Crichton, Saskatchewan

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Crichton
Unincorporated community
Crichton, Saskatchewan is located in Saskatchewan
Crichton, Saskatchewan
Location of Crichton in Saskatchewan
Coordinates: 49°25′55″N 107°31′23″W / 49.432°N 107.523°W / 49.432; -107.523Coordinates: 49°25′55″N 107°31′23″W / 49.432°N 107.523°W / 49.432; -107.523
Country Canada
Province Saskatchewan
Region Saskatchewan
Census division 4
Rural Municipality Wise Creek
Established 1909
Incorporated (Village) N/A
Incorporated (Town) N/A
Government
 • Governing body Wise Creek No. 77
Population (2008)
 • Total 1
Postal code S0N 2G0
Area code(s) 306
Highways Highway 13
Waterways Bull Creek
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Crichton is an unincorporated community in the southwest region of Saskatchewan, Canada, and is located between Admiral and Cadillac on the Red Coat Trail also known as highway 13, like so many towns along the Red Coat Trail, Crichton has become a ghost town with only one family remaining and many empty buildings scattered throughout the town site.

History[edit]

On July 25 to 29, 1913 a survey began by a man named David Townsend from Calgary, Alberta plotting out the new community. Residents of the community decided that the name of their community should be named after "Crichton" a Scottish poet and scholar, James Crichton born in Perthshire in 1560.

During its day as an incorporated settlement, Crichton had three grain elevators all have been torn down, a school that has been moved to a nearby bible camp, a café and pool hall, a garage that still stand on main street, boarding house, a blacksmith shop, lumberyard, post office, livery barn, water tower torn down in the 1960s, and a large warehouse attached to the general store. There was even a golf course and tennis courts built for the community, as well as a baseball diamond near the school site. Today Crichton has one resident, and a few scattered buildings sitting abandoned.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ National Archives, Archivia Net, Post Offices and Postmasters, archived from the original on October 6, 2006 
  2. ^ Government of Saskatchewan, MRD Home, Municipal Directory System, archived from the original (– Scholar search) on November 21, 2008 
  3. ^ Canadian Textiles Institute. (2005), CTI Determine your provincial constituency, archived from the original on 2007-09-11 
  4. ^ Commissioner of Canada Elections, Chief Electoral Officer of Canada (2005), Elections Canada On-line, archived from the original on April 21, 2007 

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