(1913 – 1962) Dand was a station on the CPR's “Blue Flea” line which grew into a small community.
- Blue Flea
- The train that hopped between rail lines had its beginning in the community of Dand In use between 1910 and 1962 "Not Being Able to Get From There to Here" The Blue Flea line was unique among railway lines. It was the only route that offered passengers the opportunity to jump from one line to another (much like a flea, thus one hypothesis behind its name). Generally railway companies strenuously resisted crossing tracks with another rail line. And even when these rare occurrences did take place (such as the Canadian National Railway and Great Northern Railway at Minto) the services …
- Dand Stone Features
- The purpose behind these mysterious and unique features may never be determined [[inline:left:dand]] It is a mystery of the most intriguing sort that the story behind five stone features located on a quarter section 4.5kms southeast of the hamlet of Dand remains untold. In the absence of real knowledge concerning the site’s history, we have only archaeological facts and theories with which to paint a picture. The quarter section was homesteaded by James Morgan Dand in the late 1800’s. He didn’t allow anyone to use the land – not even for animal grazing. Mr Dand is reported saying that the …