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Stranraer is an unorganized hamlet located in the Rural Municipality of Mountain View No. 318 in Saskatchewan on Highway 31 and along a now abandoned section of the Kerrobert-Rosetown Canadian Pacific Railway line.
Stranraer is named after Stranraer, Scotland. The hamlet was given its name by the Canadian Pacific Railway. The town of Stranraer is located in the Eagle Creek Valley and was home to Twin Towers Ski Resort for thirty years, before it closed in 2009. The town boasted a Canada Post office, grain elevators, a beach volleyball site and picnic grounds, a United Church, constructed between 1926 and 1929 ans was designated as a Municipal Heritage site and an old school, completed in 1927, that has had the exterior restored with murals, showing Stranraer back in its heyday, covering some of its windows.
Stranraer was established in 1913, but long before the railway came through the district was served by Ferguson brothers‘ store. When Stranraer was officially incorporated as a village, the Fergusons built the first store. At one point Stranraer boasted four grain elevators with a total capacity of 150, 000 bushels. The Stranraer School, a municipal heritage site, opened in 1927, replacing an earlier, smaller school that dated back to 1912. The new school had three teachers who taught several grades. As the local population of Stranraer shrunk, enrolment in the school declined and was officially closed in 1969. The town also had a large community hall with a hardwood dance floor. There were two general stores, a hardware store, a garage, and an implement agency with a well equipped machine shop. Stranraer still boasted three Sask Pool plants in the 1978-79 crop year, however, today, there are none remaining.
There are a couple historic buildings in Stranraer, including one designated as a Municipal Heritage Property:
- Stranraer School
- Stranraer United Church
Points of interest in Stranraer, Saskatchewan and area.
Stranraer, Saskatchewan United Church
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