Turns out this tiny town is a National Historic Site itself. It had a combined 127 declared local sites with plaques and everything. We went to one of three museums. There is a fireman, miners, and the only open one.. a military museum.
It had ones of the best collections of items I may have ever seen and I’ve seen many military museums.
The reason for this great collection may have to do wuth the number of men who served from this town or that they all lucky donated their belongings. It is likely a combination of the two.
If you ever get the chance or inclination to travel slightly off the beaten path to a tiny run down town of vacant buildings. Check out Colbat. It’s a curious little archive of Canadian history.