Rural Impressions Rural Canada has been transformed, perhaps most dramatically on the Prairie. The settlement of the Canadian prairie grew with the railroad and the horse. Towns, train stations, and grain elevators had to be within a days trip by horse and wagon and homesteads were a quarter section (160 acres). The diesel and gasoline engines have changed the very nature of the Canadian Prairie. Farms can be thousands of acres, the many small farms that kept the small towns alive are gone, and many of the towns themselves are dying.
Myrnam, AB Souris, MB Dodsland Homestead, Saskatchewan Shellbrook, Saskatchewan Milk River, Alberta Dodsland, Saskatchewan Humbolt, Saskatchewan Wrentham, AB Gull Lake, Saskatchewan
© David Moon 2012