Bromhead, Saskatchewan

After I visited Ratcliffe, I travelled fifteen miles northeast to the hamlet of Bromhead. Bromhead was established in 1913 and had many services in its boomtime – a department store, dance hall, cafe, blacksmith, hotel, and several more. However, in 1916 a fire leveled many businesses and few were rebuilt. A second fire, growing nearby towns, and another rail line directed people away from Bromhead. It was never able to recover and since the 1930s Bromhead remained a small town. The gas station was in operation until the mid 1980s and I believe the rail line has been in disuse since the early 2000s.

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