On a glorious morning in late September, I set off for the one place on the Saskatchewan road map south of the 54th parallel I haven’t seen.
My long-time friend and fellow history buff Leslee Newman and I are headed for Cana, near Melville. Armed with cameras, detailed map (no GPS for us!), notebook to document our adventures, and Bill Barry’s Geographic Names of Saskatchewan, we’re ready to explore whatever catches our eye along the way. That’s part of the fun. We’ve packed a lunch and so with lawn chairs stowed in the trunk, we’re ready to picnic wherever we please.
We head east from Saskatoon on the Yellowhead. Harvest is winding down. There are few combines in the fields. Fall foliage is at its golden best, sometimes with a splash of red or purple. We sail past the towns I’ve already crossed off my list.
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