Small Town Canada: Kennedy, Saskatchewan

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I have a growing fascination with small town Canada.  Today I am posting photos I took this past Canadian Thanksgiving (celebrated in October rather than November).  This is Kennedy, Saskatchewan.  Originally built alongside a branch of the CPR it did what most towns did along the railway: it boomed.  Farms grew up around the railway and industries grew around the farms.  But then in the 60’s the CPR cut service through the town and Kennedy did what many other small towns did: it busted.

Walking through the town in 2014 there is very much a sense of a town whose life potential was cut short.  One of many victims of corporate priorities.  It makes me wonder what Canada would look like if the railway had been national system rather than a private one.  We will never know.

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