Wauchope, Saskatchewan

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Wauchope
Unincorporated community

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Wauchope
Coordinates: 49°36′00″N101°54′02″W / 49.60000°N 101.90056°W / 49.60000; -101.90056
Country Canada
Province Saskatchewan
Region Southeast
Census division 1
Rural Municipality Antler
Government
  Type Municipal
  Governing body Rural Municipality of Antler
   MP Robert Kitchen
   MLA Dan D'Autremont
Population (2010)
  Total 3
Time zone CST
Postal code S0C 2P0
Area code(s) 306
Highways Highway 13

Wauchope (pronounced "walk-up") is an unincorporated community in the southeast corner of the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. It is located between the towns of Manor and Redvers, and is situated on the Saskatchewan Highway 13. Once a thriving French language settlement in the early 20th century, the town used to have a Catholic Residential School (1917–64), [1] a saloon, a general store, a motor repair shop, and other businesses. The town is in the rural municipality of Antler No. 61.

Saskatchewan Province of Canada

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Manor, Saskatchewan Village in Saskatchewan, Canada

Manor is a village in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. The Manor Museum (1904) is designated a Municipal Heritage Property under the provincial Heritage Property Act.

Saskatchewan Highway 13 highway in Saskatchewan

Highway 13 is a highway in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. It runs from the Alberta border until it transitions into Highway 2 at the Manitoba border near Antler. Highway 13 is about 676 km (420 mi.) long. Highway 13 passes through Shaunavon, Assiniboia, Weyburn, Redvers and Carlyle. It is also referred to as the Red Coat Trail, as much of its length follows the route of the original historic path. A majority of the route between Wauchope and Govenlock going through the Palliser's Triangle is also referred to as the Ghost Town Trail.

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Today the community is home to approximately five families. Still standing is the Catholic Church and rectory. A large Catholic cemetery is also located beside the church. Regular church services are no longer offered but the community does maintain the church and it is used for special occasions. A local baseball diamond is also maintained. Also present is a working grain elevator.

Grain elevator grain storage building

A grain elevator is an agrarian facility complex designed to stockpile or store grain. In grain trade, the term grain elevator also describes a tower containing a bucket elevator or a pneumatic conveyor, which scoops up grain from a lower level and deposits it in a silo or other storage facility.

It is believed that most of the town residents dispersed after the local well went dry but this has yet to be confirmed.[ citation needed ] Wauchope is now a semi-ghost town

Ghost town City depopulated of inhabitants and that stays practically intact

A ghost town is an abandoned village, town, or city, usually one that contains substantial visible remains. A town often becomes a ghost town because the economic activity that supported it has failed, or due to natural or human-caused disasters such as floods, prolonged droughts, government actions, uncontrolled lawlessness, war, pollution, or nuclear disasters. The term can sometimes refer to cities, towns, and neighbourhoods that are still populated, but significantly less so than in past years; for example, those affected by high levels of unemployment and dereliction.

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References

  1. Saskatchewan, Cory Toth - Encyclopedia Of. "The Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan | Details". esask.uregina.ca. Retrieved 2016-11-03.

Coordinates: 49°36′00″N101°54′02″W / 49.60000°N 101.90056°W / 49.60000; -101.90056

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