Canadian National Railway Station – 1920

No historical account of this area would be complete without including the railway story. The C.N.R. was the reason for the town being at this particular spot, and it even gave us the name Hanna, as David Blythe Hanna was the third president of the Canadian Northern Railway. At one point, it housed the Hammond family, which consisted of two parents and six daughters: Eva, Nellie, Francis, Edith, Dorthy, and Fanny. This very prominent Museum building was moved to Hanna from Pollockville (50 miles south of Hanna) in 1968 after being purchased for $1. In 1969, tracks were laid down in front of the station. The building was wholly repaired and filled with railway memorabilia. Since then, more items have been added, including a caboose!