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Missing - Lighthouse Style Water Towers in Saskatchewan

December 9, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Audrey Arisman
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Cal Sexsmith is planning on presenting a history paper on Lighthouse Style Water Towers in Saskatchewan at the 2020 CSCE Conference is in Saskatoon in late May.

There were 10 or 11 of these towers, designed by Willis Chipman, built in Saskatchewan in the early 20th Century. Four of these towers still exist: Humboldt (see picture) which has been restored as a historic site, Kerrobert which is still in use, Kamsack and Weyburn.

"I have determined that there were two of these towers in Saskatoon and one in North Battleford. I also believe that the Prince Albert water tower was of this type. This gives me 8 out of 10 or 11. Because there were two in Saskatoon I believe that it was probably 11 towers in 10 communities. This leaves three towers to go."

Does anyone know where these towers may have been located? Thanks in advance for any help you may be able to provide.