Normally I get home, go over my photos, edit them a bit (if needed), post them here or there, potentially make them into a wood photo and then on to the next adventure. However the story for this place was not over. I was contacted by someone who saw my photo on Instagram, he told me his grandfather grew up in the 'yellow' house. I was excited to hear this and messaged him back hoping he didn't think I was some kind of weirdo asking all kinds of questions about the property. Turns out he was very nice and helpful. He told me that the house was lived in until the early 90's. Not only that, but his mother and her 4 sisters grew up in the white house. His mother said they had a coal stove for warmth and in the winter months they had to use a hatchet to hack the ice build up off the front door. The family has been in the area since the early 1900's when his great grandfather and brother arrived from Sweden and founded the town of Falun, which is a hamlet in Central Alberta. Falun, I learned is also the name of a city in Sweden. That's some compelling history to have in your family!
The property is still owned by the original family and I will keep the location vague as they have had enough trouble with vandalism and trespassing. I would love to get closer to these homes someday and take more photos, you never know how much longer these places will be around. I appreciate learning more about this property and being able to put a story to one of the amazing places I have had the good fortune to find on my back road wanderings.
|White House, with weird giant stuffed animal in front|
|3rd house? Comes with an appliance!|
|Bonus! This amazing house was across the road and a bit north of the other property.|