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Highway 16A West
Yorkton, SK

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Transporting the Log Home


Hidden by Aspen

Few people ever crossed the threshold of a home built almost 100 years ago, nestled in a bluff of trembling aspen, a few kilometres northwest of present-day Theodore, Saskatchewan. For years the small log home had sat abandoned and at the mercy of the winter cold and summer heat. That all changed dramatically on October 17, 2002, when the shack was lifted and transported to the Yorkton WDM.

A New Home for an Old Home

After a careful wrap and a cycle of winter freezing and thaws, the WDM Conservator felt confident that unwelcome four, six or eight-legged house guests were safely eradicated. At 2:43 pm on Monday, April 7, 2003, the shack moved inside its new home at the Yorkton Western Development Museum.

A wall was felled to create an opening through which the shack could enter the Museum gallery, taking a place of prominence in the Winning the Prairie Gamble: The Saskatchewan Story exhibit.

“What was really amazing about the move,” commented Susan Mandziuk, Yorkton WDM Manager, “was how smoothly and quickly it went. One minute the shack was outside; the next moment it was inside.”

Digging out the corners around the log house