My Aunt Jean emailed the family some photos from the 1950s. Here's one of the old house on the Etsell farm - the home of my maternal grandparents. This is how the house looked in 1950.
This is how it looked in 2009, when Sean and I visited. Despite years of neglect, it seems to be holding up reasonably well, though the inside is pretty filthy thanks to animal infestations.
Posting this reminds me that I have yet to chronicle Return to the Edge of Nowhere, the story of my final (?) visit to Leaf Rapids. Our visit to the Etsell farm was part of the first leg of that journey.