Canadian National 76684 - Sexsmith, Alberta
Posted by: wildwoodke
N 55° 20.957 W 118° 47.120
11U E 386795 N 6135111
Quick Description: This caboose is a former Canadian National Railway caboose that is now part of the information centre and park at Sexsmith, Alberta.
Location: Alberta, Canada
Date Posted: 3/29/2012 11:00:23 AM
Waymark Code: WME3D4
This caboose is part of a small park that includes a gazebo, time capsule, park benches, legion memorials, town information plaques and a tourist information centre.
If you are thinking where did they get that name?? The town's history is described on their website:
"The name "Sexsmith" has intrigued all who heard it since Sexsmith came into being in 1916. Sexsmith was actually the second name chosen for our townsite. Originally named, "Bennville" after early 1911 settler J.B. "Benny" Foster, upon whose homestead the townsite was established. The name changed when it was discovered that there was already a town bearing that name. Our town became Sexsmith in honour of David Sexsmith, a trapper and trader who first came into the area in 1898 and set up a stopping place just north of the present town in 1912. Sexsmith reestablished his store and post-office at the present town-site in 1916, the same year the railroad reached here."
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