Western Canada's population 111 years ago

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I wonder how many of those little communities disappeared when the railway cut their branch line and the elevators closed?
 

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Here's a couple that I encountered when I worked on the CPR one summer.

Piapot, Sask. ... Bowell, Alberta (That one was named after a Canadian Prime Minister!)

There were hundreds, all over the West. You're just ignorant, that's all.
 

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The Village did not disappear. When did they tear out the CPR Mainline? The elevator is still there it's just not POOL any longer.

Amy others you want to take a crack at?

Here, increase your boundless knowledge, some more:

Bowell | Forgotten Alberta

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PS find Bowell on the list above.
 

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If you Google Bowell, they acknowledge that it existed ... that's all that is left. I spent a week living on a siding, there. It's near CFB Sheffield.
 

petros

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Is it on the list?
I wonder how many of those little communities disappeared when the railway cut their branch line and the elevators closed?

How did you work on a branch line that was cut?

BTW Bowell is still there too. It can be seen from space using Google Maps

Feature Name: Bowell
CGNDB Key: IAHYJ
Region Code: 48
Region Name: Alberta
Region Name in French: Alberta
Country Code: Canada (CA)
Generic Code: 108
Generic Term: Locality
Concise Code: UNP
Concise Term: Unincorporated area
Concise Term in French: Lieu non organisé
Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds: 50°08'56" North
Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds: 110°56'45" West
Latitude in decimal degrees: 50.148888914846
Longitude in decimal degrees: -110.9458333393559