Ghost Town Trail (Saskatchewan)

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Ghost Town Trail
Length675.3 miles (1,087 km)[1]
LocationHighway 13
Saskatchewan, Canada

Ghost Town Trail is a stretch of highway located in Southern Saskatchewan, Canada. The trail coincides with Saskatchewan Highway 13 (Hwy 13) between Govenlock and Wauchope. Along this highway are 32 "ghost towns". The nearest large communities are Swift Current and Maple Creek, Saskatchewan both located on the Trans Canada Highway which runs parallel and to the north of Hwy 13.[2]

List of ghost towns[edit]

List of abandoned communities along Saskatchewan Highway 13
Community Rural municipality Peak population Peak decade Dissolved Source
Altawan Reno No. 51
Govenlock Reno No. 51 200 1920s 1976 [2]
Senate Reno No. 51 63 1940s 1994 [2]
Vidora Reno No. 51
Olga White Valley No. 49
Ravenscrag White Valley No. 49 200 1920s [2]
Neighbour White Valley No. 49
South Fork Arlington No. 79
Instow Bone Creek No. 108
Scotsguard Bone Creek No. 108 350 1920s 1953 [2][3]
Crichton Wise Creek No. 77
Gouverneur Auvergne No. 76 60 1920s [2]
Meyronne Pinto Creek No. 75
Melaval Wood River No. 74
Valor Stonehenge No. 73
Ardwick Stonehenge No. 73
Willows Lake of the Rivers No. 72
Readlyn Lake of the Rivers No. 72
Verwood Excel No. 71
Horizon Bengough No. 40 200 1910s [2]
Glasnevin Key West No. 70
Wallace Norton No. 69
Amulet Norton No. 69
Khedive Norton No. 69
Forward Norton No. 69 1,250 1910s 1947 [2]
Axford Brokenshell No. 68
Trossachs Brokenshell No. 68
Tatagwa Weyburn No. 67
Hume Griffin No. 66
Griffin Griffin No. 66
Froude Griffin No. 66
Forget Tecumseh No. 65
Armilla Brock No. 64
Freemantle Moose Mountain No. 63
Steppes Moose Mountain No. 63
Wauchope Antler No. 61

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Google (January 24, 2018). "Highway 13 in Saskatchewan" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved January 24, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Moore, Frank (1982). Saskatchewan ghost towns (digitised online by Our Roots Nos Racines ed.). Regina, Saskatchewan.
  3. ^ "'I'll worry about tomorrow when I get there;' One couple is keeping a rural Sask. town from being wiped off the map". thestarphoenix. Retrieved 2022-07-22.