Yes, the road.

Yes, the road.
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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

1966 Mercury M-100 & Big Beaver

From Alex Emond, in southern Saskatchewan: 
"Here is a groovy looking truck, and in passable shape. More comfortable than a horse. This was parked near Val Marie on the road to Orkney. Can you imagine moving from the Orkney Islands to the bald ass prairie of south-west Saskatchewan? A hundred years ago, even...
"Should you ever need a location for a Western, I would recommend the "Big Muddy" in south central Saskatchewan. Wide vistas with minimal anachronisms... 

"Big Beaver is, in fact, tiny. Counting horses, I don't think there would be 100 souls. I have to get back there next spring and explore the valley some more've got your buttes and mesas and hoodoos and coulees. You could easily forget what century this is."-AE

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