|Old Barn, near Haneyville|
|Google map view of the cemetery|
Just east of the cemetery is Arkona School. It opened in 1908. It was named after the hometown of some of the first homesteaders from Arkona, ON. Mrs. Evelyn Towns, from Arkona, became one of the first school teachers. I am not sure when the school closed but it still sits on a quiet corner, as it always has.
By 1910, Haneyville had a couple of stores, a stopping house, barn, post office, and a school. It was Mr. E.R. Haney who owned and operated the stopping house, feed barn and mill as well as one of the stores.
In September of 1911 the long awaited CPR railroad was built into what would soon become Coronation (it was incorporated in December of 1911). The railroad bypassed the growing community of Haneyville by 2 1/2 miles. This was essentially a death sentence for the town. Lots in the Coronation town site were bought and the Haneyville buildings were moved. Only the stopping house and school buildings remained. The stopping house became a residence. The Haney Store was moved and became the Star Theater in Coronation. The Haney's ran the theater then later they also owned and operated the Alberta Hotel. Mr. Haney passed away in 1936 and was buried at Haneyville Cemetery.
|Arkona School today|
|The Big Store at Haneyville, AB (courtesy of the Glenbow Archives)|
Here are a few interesting buildings from Coronation:
|I was focused in the Avalon sign, but there is a |
big mural on the side featuring the Royal Family
|Former Catholic Church|
References: Shadows of the Neutrals; Find a Grave; Pioneering with a Piece of Chalk