Wolseley, Saskatchewan

Although not a ghost town, I visited Wolseley last fall. Wolseley has a preserved many of its historic buildings. The area was first settled in 1882 and became a town in 1898. Originally known as Wolf Creek, the town later named after Garnet Joseph Wolseley, a British General who served in the Red River Rebellion. Here are a few prominent historical buildings within the town.

The original Beaver Lumber Company was founded by the Banbury brothers in 1906.
The original Beaver Lumber Company was founded by the Banbury brothers in 1906.
The Wolseley Town Hall and Opera House built in 1907. It also served as the fire brigade until 1989.
The Wolseley Town Hall and Opera House built in 1906. It also served as the fire brigade until 1989.
The home of Wolseley's first mayor, Robert Magee, built in 1896.
The home of Wolseley’s first mayor, Robert Magee, built in 1896.
The Wolseley Courthouse built in 1894. It is the oldest surviving courthouse in Saskatchewan.
The Wolseley Courthouse built in 1894. It is the oldest surviving courthouse in Saskatchewan.
Typical turn of the century house built in 1900 for the Elliot family.
Typical turn of the century house built in 1900 for the Elliot family.
The Banbury house built in 1907.
The Banbury house built in 1907.
Fairy Lake and Wolseley's swinging bridge. The bridge originally built in 1905 and rebuilt in 1964 and 2004.
Fairy Lake and Wolseley’s swinging bridge. The bridge was originally built in 1905 and rebuilt in 1964 and 2004.
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