Dorothy is a little place just out of Drumheller that is heading toward ghost-town status. This is a picture of its school under a stormy sky.

The school at Dorothy, Alberta, under stormy skies

On the Prairies, agriculture is becoming industrialized and the population density is sagging, so lots of little towns are emptying out, becoming ghostly. I wouldn’t want to live through those winters myself, and the proportion of people who really want the farm life is pretty low, so this doesn’t disturb me too much. But it’s sad.



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From: Joe (Jul 23 2009, at 11:33)

Maybe things are different in Canada, but down south farmers are anything but happy about consolidation. Plenty of folks working a second job just so they can keep the farm going, spending all their savings, gambling everything on each season.

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