Remember When? This magnificent mural was painted by Sam Kenney’s daughter-in-law, Penney Kenney, on a five-foot saw blade and features life on the Kenney/Smithson Sawmill in the Rimbey district. The picture shows Phoebe Kenney bringing coffee to Sam Kenney and Ken Smithson at the family mill, one of the three which they operated and presented exciting displays for countless visitors over many decades. Sam and Phoebe’s children, including sons Dwayne, David, Doug, Bill, Doreen, Hazel, and Mary-Ann, along with their spouses, children, and ongoing generations of family and friends have and always will actively enjoy this serene and well-kept countryside area for all kinds of year-round activities. Photo by Kevin Kenney

Remember When: A magnificent mural painted on a 5-foot saw blade

This mural depicts life on the Kenney farm near the Rimbey area

By Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

This mural depicts life on the Kenney farm near the Rimbey area

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