Gold Star Town of Craik, Saskatchewan

Buffalo Hunter and Red River Cart

Buffalo Hunter and Cart © July 2000 David YanciwHunter and Cart
Designer: Don Wilkins (Girvin, SK)

When Built: 2000

Height: 12 Feet (3.7 Metres)

Construction Materials:

Southwest side of Highway 11 towards the entrance to the town.

Reason for Building:

Members of communities along Highway #11 from Lumsden to Hanley have formed a group called the Midlakes Community Coalition. This Buffalo Hunter, the Surveyor (Chamberlain, SK), Bison (Girvin, SK) and the Ox and Cart (Aylesbury, SK) are tied to this initiative. These particular monuments were created by Don Wilkins and feature ox carts.

Additional Information:

When these pictures were taken (summer of 2000), the monument was not completely finished. The community has done more landscaping, and has floodlights on the Buffalo Hunter. The eyes appear to be chrome whereas the body is unprotected steel which looks like it it will be allowed to rust (except the eyes). A similar thing has been done with the Chamberlain, SK Surveyor.

Here is another photo, this time showing the placement in relation to the highway:
Buffalo Hunter and Cart © July 2000 David Yanciw

Information Source: Town of Craik

Picture Source: DMY and the Town of Craik


Created By DMY on August 5, 2000
Last Updated: September 29, 2002