Even though in perspective to the rest of the world Granum's history is very short, it is far from lacking in historical richness.
This community was called Leavings prior to having its current name of Granum, latin for grain. Leavings referred to the place on the Trail from Calgary left the Willow Creek.
“Originally, the Leavings was the site on Willow Creek West of Pultney Siding (Sign on Hwy 2 between Claresholm and Stavely) where the old Bull-team Freighters stopped for water and to unload freight. Bull Teams consisted of eight span or 16 oxen yolded together and pulling three freight wagons linked by sturdy chains. The lead wagon carried about three tons. The second carried half as much and the last one was loaded with the camp equipment and some cargo. From the Leavings they left the creek and proceeded in the north, Fort Calgary Bound.
Apparently this stopping place was abandoned with the coming of the railway. A location between Fort Macleod and Claresholm on the rail was then give the name Leavings.”
Granum History Book
Leavings by Trail, Granum by Trail
Granum History Book Committee 1977