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Notes: Submitted by: Johnnie Bachusky
Wayne may be but an insignificant shell of what it once was and in hopes of tourists coming to browse around to spend a few dollars at its hotel and store and maybe even decide to stay. From 1914, when the Rose Deer Mine that opened in 1912 finally got going, until 1932 when the great depression hit the town with a vengeance, Wayne had grown to upwards of 1500 hardy, hard working people. During those years, the town had a grain elevator, lumberyard, service station, garage, and a general store. It also had four tennis courts, a baseball diamond, skating rink, theatre, bank, tailor shop, dance hall, meat market, and a hotel. But the depression years of the 1930s finished the flourishing town of Wayne. Mines closed, people moved away looking for jobs that were practically nonexistent, and those who did stay had to rely on their gardens and “relief” until better times finally came. But Wayne never recovered. By 1956, the population was down to 255 and that was reduced to 93 ten years later. Today, it is a sleepy hamlet nestled in a valley reached by a gravel road that follows Rosebud Creek from Rosedale. Here, empty buildings beckon the ghost towner to spend a leisurely afternoon or day. H.B. Chenoweth - from http://www.ghosttowns.com/canada/alberta/wayne.html

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City/Town : Latitude: 51.381448, Longitude: -112.661354


Birth

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   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Birth    Person ID 
1 Calder, Donald  17 Aug 1928Wayne, , Alberta, Canada I4519
2 Calder, J.A.   I4518
3 Calder, L.   I4517

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