Buffalo Hunter and Red River Cart
Designer: Don Wilkins (Girvin, SK)
When Built: 2000
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.
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:
Information Source: Town of Craik
Picture Source: DMY and the Town of Craik