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?
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.
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.
This wasn’t because they were health conscious back then. If you smoked, you could light the whole mill on fire.
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.
Just fun posing 🙂
The one thing I find is that you step back in time when you visit the west. This building just appealed to me.
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.
This made us giggle 🙂
Right down the street from the museums was a little tiny, and I mean tiny, ice cream diner. Go visit and say hi 🙂