These old weathered structures embody the spirit of early settlers determined to eek out an existence from the land. And yet with the passage of time, for any number of reasons, these family farms, churches and stores were eventually abandoned and left to slowly surrender to the elements. An aging population leading to the retirement of the original settlers, an offspring unwilling to continue the rural lifestyle, migration to larger urban centers and automation of farm equipment have all contributed to the demise of early prairie history.

It is so important to record this history and the way of life that once existed for the vanishing rural architecture is quickly disappearing. With every passing year many of these early pioneer country buildings are collapsing into rubble and decay.


Farm House Near Deep Lake
Giclee Limited Edition Print
Edition Size - 150
Image Size - 15"x21"

Print - $150
Art Card - $4.50

Cows on the Commanage
Giclee Limited Edition Print
Edition Size - 250
Image Size - 7.5"x10.5"

Print - $60
Art Card Pending


Development and Design By: runt communications | © 2007-2008 Mal Gagnon All Rights Reserved.