Palmer is a small unorganized hamlet located 15 km east of the town of Gravelbourg in Sutton Rural Municipality No. 103, Saskatchewan, Canada. The population of Palmer fluctuates during the year, hovering in the double digits with peak population occurring in the summer months. The main reason of this spike is due to the efforts of the residents to establish Palmer as a venue for performing artists. In 2006 the hamlet had a population of 27 people. It previously held the status of village until January 1, 2002.
|Canada census – Palmer, Saskatchewan community profile|
|Population:||27 (35.0% from 2001)|
|Land area:||2.57 km2 (0.99 sq mi)|
|Population density:||10.5/km2 (27/sq mi)|
|Median age:||NA (M: NA, F: NA)|
|Total private dwellings:||21|
|Median household income:||$NA|
|References: 2006 earlier|
History of the church
The prominent structure in Palmer is St. Oliver's Catholic Church which closed its doors in 1970. Eventually purchased by Mr. Bowler from his grandfather's estate, the building became simply known as "The Church".
The first mass was held by Father Gravel on May 17, 1914 and in the spirit of historical recognition, the residents of Palmer will be held a Centennial Celebration on May 17, 2014, highlighted by a music festival with the main stage located within the church.
Other points of Interest include the "Sidingless House", a true marvel in renovation that will beg the observer to wonder exactly what he's looking at and why. Meanwhile, the "House in the Middle of the Street" is the pièce de résistance of Lord Paton's estate. Situated in the center of 1st Ave East, the structure is meant to defy all logic and reasoning as it meshes residence with road allowance forcing the potential tourist to re-evaluate their concept of "motor-home".
Those in charge of the tourism bureau of Palmer are highly anticipating the winter tourist rush and are thankful to Lord Paton for his diligence and hard work in ensuring that these attractions would be open for the public before the first snow fall.
- "Restructured Villages". Saskatchewan Ministry of Municipal Affairs. Archived from the original on March 25, 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-10.
- "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-01.
- "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012.
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