The Prairie in Saskatchewan, March 1997
Prairie West Artworks and our trip across the Prairie.
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The Prairie in Manitoba and Saskatchewan.
About Sharon Larson and Prairie West Artwork.
Grain Train, by Sharon Larson.
Harvest Sky, by Sharon Larson.
Once Upon a Time, by Sharon Larson.
The Prairie in Manitoba and Saskatchewan:
There were no traffic. We were all alone on the roads. We felt us like emigrants going West in the middle of last century with a wagon, horses and some cattle behind the wagon to find a place to live.
We drove by Highway 48 from Virden to Regina in the state Saskatchewan and by Highway 11 North West against Saskatoon. In the town Davidson we drove West again by Highway 44 to the state Alberta.
On this stretch we drove hundreds of kilometers across the plane Prairie almost a desert with enormous areas without any break in the terrain. If we had teased Peter before by saying he was living "thousand miles from nothing" we now had to recognize we were wrong. This was the place and not the town Virden.
On these enormous distances we passed areas covered with snow and areas with no snow, not because of the level in the terrain, there were no differences at all. Sometimes we suddenly passed a valley, which was cut down in the Prairie over a period of thousands of years by a river. These valleys could be 100 to 200 meters width and 50 to 100 meters deep. On both sides of the valley the Prairie had the same level.
Pictured below is Sharon Larson.
Once Upon a Time.
26. April 1998
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