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Winter's Keep by WayneBenedet Winter's Keep by WayneBenedet
Winter's Keep was selected for the Westoba Credit Unions 2013 Calendar. It will be used as the February picture

Print available at The Untapped Source [link]

I have now been able to find the history of this house with thanks to D. Vodden.

This is the same house as "Shelter on Boundary Trail" [link] but taken after the last blizzard and on a beautiful sunny day.

Mr. David Lang came from Quebec in 1879 to the McKenzie District. In 1896 he built this stone house, two full stories, 24x26, with some of the most beautiful wood work and the finest staircase to be found in any farm home in the community. He looked out to the little stream to the north of his farm yard and named his holdings "Burnbrae" - that stream is still known as Lang's Ravine. After Mr. Lang returned to Quebec sometime after 1913 the property was then sold to Fred Moore. My father talked of wonderful parties at the house when he was a child in the 1930's. I believe that the home was occupied until the 1950's or 60's. The plaque on the house says "Erected in A.D. 18_6. As the third number is missing I can only venture to guess in either 1886 or 1896. I lean more to 1896 as that is around when some of the other stone homes were built in the area. (Note: the spelling of the original owners name varies in every document I have looked up so I am not sure if the correct spelling is "Lang" or "Laing".)
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awesome43 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
This is gorgeous Wayne. Congrats on yet another masterpiece calendar. Wow you are so good at this.
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
Thanks Denyse
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awesome43 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
You are welcome Wayne. I must remember to check out your gallery more often to see these treasures.
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bluemangoimages Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
nice
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MicheleHansen Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Congratulations, Mr. Benedet!
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Lapointe56 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks for the story :hug:
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JocelyneR Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
Awesome! And I love the sky, great shot! :heart:
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
thank you. If I remember right, it was bloody cold that day and it took a long walk into the field to get the shot, so it is quite welcome to have it be chosen.
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JocelyneR Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
The sky is really beautiful when it is very cold in winter, I know.
You are most welcome and congratulations again! :clap:
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Brian-B-Photography Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Well researched my Friend

The structure still looks sound ,though I would guess it's far off the beaten path
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