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Featured in the Group “Canadian Historical & Pioneer Sites” on April 8, 2009

In the valley and foothills behind Abraham Lake lie the Upper North Saskatchewan Valley and the Kootenay Plains. This cabin stands there and is called The Preachers cabin. Word of mouth has it that the preacher preformed weddings and such from here. It has a commanding view of the area and traces of old corrals and a barn still can be seen. I was unable to find any specific historical records on this particular cabin. Silas Abraham was the first white settler who lived area but further down the valley with his Stony Indian Family. He helped build the first cabin in this area for Tom Wilson in 1902. This is not that cabin but one many pioneer cabins we have come across while exploring this area by quad. These cabins are in various stages of disrepair. This is just east of the Banff National Park Gate, by the Saskatchewan River Crossing.Alberta Canada Taken with Kodak Easyshare A250

Featured By Canadian Historical & Pioneer Sites April 2009

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  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 5 years ago

    Nice work Leslie… an interesting story in this Historical site…excellent find, so nice to see its still intact and standing.

  • Thank you so much Larry. I really appreciate you stooping by. :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • PFrogg
    PFroggover 5 years ago

    Excellant capture ,what nice area to go exploring miles and miles of trails have you crossed the
    bridge on the west end of abraham lake to the sifflur wilderness

  • No we haven’t. Always at the east end, Sounds like we have a adventure waiting up there yet. We cross the burme(?sp) at the dam which requires some maneuvering and then head back. We have wall tented up there and loved it every time. Our taste of a small piece of heaven. We should talk Thank you for your comment :>))

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaover 5 years ago

    perfect lovely image;

  • Thank you very much. :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • PrairieRose
    PrairieRoseover 5 years ago

    EXCELLENT find and so beautifully composed………………. :))))

  • I appreciate your comment Rose. I really regretted that I couldn’t get more history on it. The next time we are in Nordegg and at the museum, I hope to get something more. :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 5 years ago

  • Thank you ever so much Larry. I am very excited and honored with this feature and to be a featured artist as well. Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • Cheri Bouvier-Johnson
    Cheri Bouvier-...over 5 years ago

    Beautiful comp!

  • Thank you so very much for your comment and stooping by. It is appreciated. :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • eaglewatcher4
    eaglewatcher4over 4 years ago

    Wonderful shot!! I really enjoy the info you include with your works – thanks!

  • I so appreciate your comment. I love doing the research when I can find it on these sites. :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • shortshooter-Al
    shortshooter-Alover 3 years ago

    It’s amazing that it’s still standing. They were sure built to last. Great shot Leslie.

  • Many thanks Al! It is almost like finding treasure when we come across these old cabins. :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • Larry Llewellyn
    Larry Llewellynover 3 years ago

    Leslie~Love your old buildings.. and the info is so helpful..

  • Larry. thank you very much. Finding information on the area was not too easy and I sure wish I could have found more. The only resident that we found here was a pack rat and he wasn’t sharing anything with us! LOL :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

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