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  Rowley - rural Alberta
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Rowley is one of Alberta’s ghost towns, although not completely deserted. There are still 10 or 15 people living. Some of the old buildings are restored and the village has even a coupel of museums. The Railway Museum is situated in an old railway carriage, close to the weathered grain elevators.

During our visit on a grey and rainy Sunday old shops, buildings and the 'famous' Sam's in the ‘main street’ Saloon were closed for visitors. But normally this saloon is the heart of the copmmunity.

Directions
We reached Rowley through typical rural Alberta landscape with grain and cole seed along the dirt roads. The ghost town is located north of Drumheller: first take Highway 9, follow Highway 56 and after 10 km turn left on a gravel road (3 km) to Rowley.

othercontact: http://www.ghosttowns.com/canada
Website: http://www.abheritage.ca/albertans/bachusky/rowley_1.html

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  • Updated Mar 27, 2007
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