Seems like everyone and their dog (Toto?) has been to the hamlet (almost ghost town) of Dorothy, AB. It's secluded location, tucked into a valley in the Badlands, is breathtaking. It's lone grain elevator, old churches and assortment of abandoned buildings make for an interesting destination. I made this particular trip with an old friend and we got to Dorothy via some weird route that took us off paved roads and brought us down a winding gravel road into the valley where Dorothy sits, it gave a us a fantastic viewpoint, so it all worked out OK.
|Dorothy United Church|
|Dorothy Catholic Church (formerly a school)|
If you are ever in this part of Alberta there is lots to see, not far is Drumheller and the famous Royal Tyrell Museum of Palaeontology. http://tyrrellmuseum.com/.
Also close is the historic Atlas Coal Mine, which has the last wooden tipple in Canada. My son and I took the tour and loved it. You get to climb the tipple! That will be a post soon! Check it out here: http://www.atlascoalmine.ab.ca/
|A mean easterly lean|