A fake Esterhazy

Wikepedia states Johannes Packh of Hungary in the 1800’s claimed he was a Hungarian aristocrat of the Easterhazy family.  The family never acknowledged him as part of the clan…poor chap.  I totally get how he might have wanted to be viewed as little bit special.  My quest to become a reality tv family isn’t going to well either.

Count Paul Otto d’Esterhazy, (he changed his name…I guess back then it was easier to become a fake celebrity and have people believe),did do something kinda cool.  He established the small town of Esterhazy, Saskatchewan.  The sidekick, imp and I decided to take a trip down there back at the beginning of August.  We were again pleasantly surprised at what Saskatchewan has to offer.

I have to admit…I think we’re running out of cheap, close by (aka..less then an hour and half), fun attractions to do.  Any ideas?

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Potash Pete.

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The community museum is free. This is about a hundred year old communion dress. The amount of history you see is definitely a reason to go to small community museums. It’s unreal.

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Room of Wheels – I believe Esterhazy has the last all wood mill in all of Canada. It was a beautiful tour. Our guide was funny and very informative. Again – cost free.

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This wasn’t because they were health conscious back then. If you smoked, you could light the whole mill on fire.

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The mill.

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Looking downtown. Most streets I find are huge. I’ve asked around and the most popular answer I get is because of the horse and buggy from yesteryear.

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Just fun posing 🙂

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The one thing I find is that you step back in time when you visit the west. This building just appealed to me.

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We went to the Esterhazy museum for potash as well. It was a great trip in understanding the industry and how much Canada is reliant on it – both the population and the employees.

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This made us giggle 🙂

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Right down the street from the museums was a little tiny, and I mean tiny, ice cream diner. Go visit and say hi 🙂

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