Rhubarb!? How can I publish a blog about rhubarb?
Well, this isn’t just any ol’ rhubarb, but it is certainly old, for this healthy rhubarb patch thrives on the site of the Alberta ghost town, Bankhead, just a few miles from the Banff townsite.
Nobody’s lived in Bankhead since it was abandoned – in 1922. This rhubarb has survived ninety years in the Alberta mountain wilderness without any help whatsoever from the humans who first planted it.
I love to stop in at Bankhead every once in a while. Over the next few days I’ll post a few more images of this fascinating Alberta ghost town. Next time you’re in the Banff area, check it out.
If you’d like to learn more about Bankhead, click here.