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GRAVELBOURG - THE STATION
Gravelbourg, Saskatchewan
Painted by Janet Blackstock, S. Armstrong,
and B. Vernardin in June, 2001
Contributed by John & Jackie King of Elfrida, Arizona
Gravelbourg Station Mural
John King

This mural was painted on the side of an old caboose. The building depicted was at one time the Canadian Northern Railway Station. It was built in 1913 and was used for a few years as the Gravelbourg Town Office. It's easy to find, because there is a large grain elevator visible just across the tracks behind the station.. Main Street is in the center of the town and this former train station is the northern end of the street.

Gravelbourge Station Mural
John King
Another view of the
Gravelbourg Station mural
Gravelbourg Station today
John King
And its subject:
Gravelbourg Station today

According to the official Web site, over 250 stations with a similar architecture and design were built on the Canadian prairies between 1901 and 1914. This one in Gravelbourg appears to be a private residence now.

Located at:
701 Main Street North
Gravelbourg, Saskatchewan

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Photographed by John King, 06/15/07
Posted on RoadTrip America 08/07


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