el ganeden d'esmareldas

the garden of emeralds

Wauchope, Saskatchewan, Canada

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wauchope-saskatchewan

St Jean Francois Regis Roman Catholic Church (what a name; Carpenter Gothic)

Wauchope (pronounced like ‘walk-up’) first started being settled around 1901, but became a village in 1906. Most of the residents came from England, France, Belgium, or Sweden. The town was named for a General W Wauchope. It had a Catholic, Methodist, and Presbyterian church and cemetery, along with a lumberyard, school, community hall, barbershop, hotel, skating rink, and many other stores. The St Jean Francois Regis Roman Catholic Church is pictured above and has inside of it a pipe organ hand-built by one of the residents, a blacksmith named A Sylvestre. Wauchope has a very well-recorded history and it is believed to be home to about five families today.

View from Elevator (looking NorthWest)

The Catholic church can be seen as the farthest building, year unknown <1940

Wauchope viewing West (circa 1947)

Wauchope, 1947. Again the Catholic church can be seen as the furthest building in the image. Though this image is closer, some buildings have still disappeared.

49 36′00″N, 101 54′02″W

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