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Railway Water Tank at Troon

In Alix, Alberta, Carroll, Railway, Troon on July 16, 2020 at 3:24 AM

From ‘Troon Water Tank – By Dolly Walker”

Pioneers and Progress Alix Clive Historical Club 1974

Troon water tank was built in 1916 by the Canadian National Railway.

A man known only as Dad Mason was operator or pump man.  He came here in 1921 from Winnipeg.  He was a friend to all the children.  His house was never lonely.  He had a few housekeepers before he married a Mrs. Webster….

Then Mr. and Mrs. Glasspoole and family came to Troon in 1928 from Eckville to take over from Mason.  They had eight children then, and one more son was born later.  Frances Walper was one of their children.  After about ten years the C.N.R. closed the water tower.

The Glasspooles decided to take up farming so they moved to the former George Hill farm for a few years, eventually moving to Alix.

Troon water tower burned in 1945.

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