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Posted 2 years ago


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Several of you know I have family in Canada and some of you have met some of them . Today I found a few old photo's of Ardath which now has a population of 3 or 4 people . One of my family of cousins lived in this town till the last one's death this year , all of them were Rodeo people .
This photo was taken in late 60 or 70's on a family trip to visit .
My Aunts store front which has a visible gas pump and lots of coca cola signs and misc in window. A Uncle is standing in front of store . The other Photo is of the Flour co-op next door .
I wonder where all the signs are now since they never threw anything away . Antiquerose ,Phil and Walksoft (bro) here is Ardath and Oh Rose I have a photo added for you I believe it is at Bounty Fair with Craig in wagon:-)

Updated **** last photo enhanced to show up much better ! Thank you Phil :-)


  1. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
    Oooh! So "exotic" for me :-)
    The term ghost town speaks to my imagination!

    Great post Mani!
  2. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 2 years ago
    Makes me remember all the ghost towns that had schools in them that I was at. Great to have these souvinir photos. xo
  3. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Many thanks to all of you for stopping I always appreciate seeing you
  4. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Phil when this photo was taken it was not a ghost town yet she still ran the store and across street she ran Post Office too :-) The School still in town is in really good condition yet but no kids are there .
  5. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Hiya Packrat :-) Not as cool as the ghost towns you have taken photo's of but glad to see you and miss those photo's you posted .
  6. Nicefice, 2 years ago
    Very nice pictures of the old town! Phil did a great job on enhancing the photo :)
    Is that a '68 Pontiac Catalina? or possibly a '68 Pontiac Ventura?
  7. racer4four racer4four, 2 years ago
    We don't have many ghost towns here in Aus although we are heading that way in some areas.
    It must be a poignant thing to visit a family town now empty.
  8. antiquerose antiquerose, 2 years ago
    Oh what a Wonderful Post Mani!!

    Glad you have these and yes that is *Carrot Top* and yes your correct!! I am so glad that you have such a love for your Family from many many miles away from you.

    If I can ever help I will......Love ya Mani xoxoxoxox
  9. Daddy_Nobucks Daddy_Nobucks, 2 years ago
    I spy Coca-Cola signs! Very nice Mani.
  10. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Daddy _Nobucks the Coca Cola signs all look alike in photo but seems it was only company that gave her signs :-) The store burned down so I guess signs did too . Thanks for stopping
  11. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Rose do you think that was at bounty fair ? I happened across a photo of him and thought of you . I have some of the old farm too :-) So glad you enjoyed a little walk through Ardath :-)
  12. walksoftly walksoftly, 2 years ago
    Great post Sis!
    We really enjoyed that day travelling though that part of Saskatchewan.
  13. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    The store burned down before you were there Bro . But I sure wonder if they saved anything since nothing was ever thrown away . I still need you to go get me the Post Office out of the house :-)
  14. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 2 years ago
    I live in the GHOST TOWN capitol of the USA--ARIZONA--I crawled around in Jerome--b4 it was restricted to do so for safety purposes. My husband and I went up often, and found relics and brought them home. We were young and could climb in and out of places liked desert creatures, I still say I saw a woman ghost coming down the stairs from the church. My husband, right next to me---saw nothing! What a party pooper! I'd rather go to a ghost town than out to dinner and a movie.
  15. walksoftly walksoftly, 2 years ago
    Get your family's permission & I'll be on my way to retrieve it!!
  16. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    I asked just before Howard passed too and now no one to contact Bro :-(
  17. walksoftly walksoftly, 2 years ago
    Didn't he have a son?
  18. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 2 years ago
    Saw this tractor auction and I thought of you :
  19. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Bro he had a son but no real contact and I don't know him . His wife is there but unable to talk to her .
  20. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    racer4four thank you for stopping and yes it is sad to see a Town where your family had lots of history become a ghost town . We don't have many here in Midwest USA but always sad to see towns close up and go to ruin :-(
  21. antiquerose antiquerose, 2 years ago
    Mani, Give Craig a Call....Sure he can help!!
  22. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    He has no say Rose in property left . But through the years many items were brought to me from there with my cousins but I am talking a whole Post office here lol . It is in the house of my cousin it is a wall of po boxes to big to move :-) But It would be cool to have .
  23. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Thank you CW Hunter nice to see you and ya'll come back again soon ya hear :-)
  24. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Thank you Az :-) much appreciated and I always enjoy your posts !
  25. OneGoodFind OneGoodFind, 2 years ago
    Chilling and interesting post. Was just telling a co-worker today I found the store front sign from what used to be the only grocery store in a hoarders building. It's so sad. I spoke of it on a post somewhere but it's in there.
    He opens the store daily and changes the windows but there is barely a foot path and he's not selling anything and that's fine but...whatareyagonnadoaboutit? ;0?
  26. antiquerose antiquerose, 2 years ago

    I think I was talking to a long lost relative of yours the other day..........Maybe?
  27. antiquerose antiquerose, 2 years ago
    You got mail..........................
  28. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Ok I will go check it ! :-)
  29. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Thank you ttomtucker so glad you stopped :-)
  30. glassiegirl glassiegirl, 2 years ago
    Neat photo's Mani. Hope you are having a great summer. :)
  31. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 2 years ago
    Hi Mani! Great post and wow, strange to hear that a once family oriented town is now empty! And sad to hear that it burnt. I bet our Coca Cola friends here just cringed when they heard that!

    Great job on photos Phil!
  32. Trey Trey, 2 years ago
    Love these photo's!!! I think you already know what I like in the photos :) Is the town still there? I wonder if the pump and signs are still at the store.
  33. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Thank you all !
    glassiegirl , glad you stopped and it has been a very hot summer here :-(
    Share, I know I see those coke signs and not sure if they burned or family had them in storage !
    Thanks Trey . I don't remember if pump is still there but store burned down .
  34. Oroyoroyisthatyourhorse Oroyoroyisthatyourhorse, 1 year ago

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