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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Saskatchewan

Chimney Coulee Marker image, Touch for more information
By Rev. Ronald Irick, 7 20 2022
Chimney Coulee Marker
1 Saskatchewan, Arlington No. 79, Eastend — Chimney Coulee — Saskatchewan Historic Site —
The piles of stone and mud scattered along the valley are the remains of chimneys which stood for many years to mark the sites of Metis cabins, trading posts and a police post. From the middle decades of the nineteenth century Metis hunters and . . . Map (db m205165) HM
2 Saskatchewan, Arlington No. 79, Eastend — John Macoun — Saskatchewan Historic Site —
For more than 50 years John Macoun was one of the leading naturalists in Canada. In 1872 he was appointed botanist to the Sandford Fleming Expedition. He died in 1920 after 27 years as Assistant Director and Naturalist to the Geological Survey of . . . Map (db m205152) HM
3 Saskatchewan, Arlington No. 79, Eastend — Pine Cree Park
Pine Cree Park Originally Bakers Coulee named after its founder Everett Baker E. Baker was instrumental in forming the park which became part of the Saskatchewan Regional Park system in 1970.Map (db m205153) HM
4 Saskatchewan, Arm River No. 252, Davidson — No. 23 Elementary Flying Training School
[English] No. 23 E.F.T.S. was based here during 1942 to 1945 under the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan. Aircrew trained here were part of the 131,553 aircrew trained in Canada for the fight against tyranny. . . . Map (db m211676) HM
5 Saskatchewan, Battle River No. 438, Battleford — Battleford Land Registry BuildingProvincial Heritage Property
Constructed of local brick in 1877-78 this was the first land registry office in the North-West Territories and the oldest known brick building in Saskatchewan. Containing records of all private and public land in the Territories, this office . . . Map (db m212000) HM
6 Saskatchewan, Battle River No. 438, Battleford — Fort Battleford
[English] Here in July 1876, Superintendent James Walker established a post of the North-West Mounted Police in the heart of the Cree country. "The Fort" grew to a strength of 200. During the uprising of 1885 it gave refuge to more . . . Map (db m202597) HM
7 Saskatchewan, Battle River No. 438, Battleford — Government HousePower and Promise
"It must be the largest and finest house in all the land." Lt.-Gov. David Laird Battleford was the capital of the Northwest Territories from 1876 to 1883. From here at Government House, the territorial government managed a vast expanse of . . . Map (db m211931) HM
8 Saskatchewan, Battle River No. 438, Battleford — Government House BattlefordProvincial Heritage Property
Between 1877 and 1883, the North-West Territories, an area then comprising over two-thirds of Canada, were administered from this location. As the centre of government for this region, Government House contained the offices and chambers of the . . . Map (db m211919) HM
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9 Saskatchewan, Battle River No. 438, Battleford — Government House, BattlefordNorth-West Territories
In 1876 Government House, the seat of government for the North-West Territories, was constructed. The North-West Council held its annual sessions here in 1878, 1879 and 1881. In 1883, the seat of government was transferred to Regina. From 1883 to . . . Map (db m211929) HM
10 Saskatchewan, Battle River No. 438, Battleford — Indian Industrial SchoolMiscues & Modifications
Government House became an industrial school for First Nations youth when the capital of the Northwest Territories shifted to Regina in 1883. Operated by the Church of England, Battleford Industrial School was one of more than a dozen such schools . . . Map (db m211933) HM
11 Saskatchewan, Battle River No. 438, Battleford — Land Registry Office
The Land Registry Office building is the only original Government Ridge structure still standing. Constructed in 1877, the registry office recorded all land sales in the Northwest Territories. The outside walls are almost half a metre thick and one . . . Map (db m211999) HM
12 Saskatchewan, Battle River No. 438, Battleford — North West Rebellion / L'insurrection du Nord-OuestBattleford
[English] Between 28 March and 24 April 1885 almost 600 people — most of the white and Métis population of the area — took refuge in the North-West Mounted Police post here in anticipation of a general Indian uprising in support of . . . Map (db m220990) HM
13 Saskatchewan, Battle River No. 438, Battleford — Oblate SeminarySpiritual Schooling
Government House spent most of its remaining years in the care of Oblate priests, who purchased the site in 1931 and turned it into a seminary called the Oblate House of Studies. St. Thomas College, a boarding high school for students in grades 9 . . . Map (db m211941) HM
14 Saskatchewan, Battle River No. 438, Battleford — Seat of the Territorial Government 1878-1883Siège du gouvernement territorial 1878-1883
[English] In February 1876 Battleford, on the projected rail and telegraph lines, was chosen as the site of the new capital of the North-West Territories, and that summer construction was begun on quarters for the . . . Map (db m211899) HM
15 Saskatchewan, Battle River No. 438, Battleford — Seventh Day Adventists AcademyAdditions and Renovations
When the Seventh-day Adventist Church agreed to rent the Government House property for $5 per year in 1915, it may have sounded like a wonderful deal. However, the 10-year arrangement left the church responsible for costly maintenance and any . . . Map (db m211939) HM
16 Saskatchewan, Battle River No. 438, Battleford — The End of an EraWitness to History
The landmark that came to be known as "Old Government House" burned to the ground on June 7, 2003, a victim of vandalism. It was a sad end to a historic structure created as a seat of government but used far longer as a place of learning. Over a . . . Map (db m211942) HM
17 Saskatchewan, Biggar No. 347, Biggar — Biggar Curling ClubHome Town of Sandra Schmirler — Canada's Queen of Hearts —
1981 Sask. Provincial High School Champion Third on BCHS Anita Barber Team 1987 Sask. Provincial Scott Tournament of Hearts Champion Third on Kathy Fahlman Team 1991 Sask. Provincial Scott Tournament of Hearts Champion 1992 Sask. . . . Map (db m211858) HM
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18 Saskatchewan, Biggar No. 347, Biggar — From Dream to RealitySandra Schmirler Olympic Gold Park
The dream of a playground and park as a setting for Biggar’s new school began in 1998. A committee representing the Board of Trustees, the P.T.A., the teaching staff and senior students began to plan the park while others investigated sources of . . . Map (db m211799) HM
19 Saskatchewan, Biggar No. 347, Biggar — Sandra Marie SchmirlerSandra Schmirler Olympic Gold Park
Sandra was born on June 11, 1963, in Biggar, Saskatchewan. She was the daughter of Art and Shirley Schmirler, and sister to Carol and Beverley. Sandra received all of her elementary and high school education in Biggar. She excelled in a variety of . . . Map (db m211800) HM
20 Saskatchewan, Biggar No. 347, Biggar — Sandra Schmirler Curling AccomplishmentsSandra Schmirler Olympic Gold Park
1981 Saskatchewan High School Girl’s Curling Gold Medal winner as Third on the BCHS Anita Silvernagle team 1987 Provincial Scott Tournament of Hearts champion as Third on the Kathy Fahlman team 1991 Provincial Scott Tournament of . . . Map (db m211797) HM
21 Saskatchewan, Bratt's Lake No. 129, Wilcox — Wood Mountain — Fort Qu'Appelle TrailA Saskatchewan Historic Site — Preserve Our Heritage —
The 250 mile trail linking Wood Mountain with Fort Qu’Appelle passed this site. From about 1850, Indians, hunters, traders, missionaries, mounted police and pioneers transported pelts, pemmican and provisions over its length. From Wood Mountain . . . Map (db m203787) HM
22 Saskatchewan, Caledonia No. 99, Milestone — Milestone World War Memorial
In memory of 1914 — 1918 Askin R. • Bowden J. S. • Green H. • McCrady R. E. • McGillivray G. A. Perkins F. G. • Perkins T. A. • Reid D. P. • Walker F. Erected & unveiled by Milestone Community Club June 3, 1928. 1939 . . . Map (db m209030) WM
23 Saskatchewan, Canora No. 9, Canora — Ukrainian Settlers of Canora
The first block Ukrainian settlement in Saskatchewan was established in 1897 when 180 families arrives in the Canora district from western Ukraine. Ottawa had specified that earlier Ukrainian immigrants first settle in Alberta and Manitoba. Canora . . . Map (db m8492) HM
24 Saskatchewan, Chaplin No. 164, Chaplin — Chaplin Veterans Memorial
In honour of all the veterans of Chaplin and surrounding areas who served both in Canada and overseas in past conflicts and peace keeping services around the world May their sacrifices never be forgotten They gave their all Dedicated this the . . . Map (db m201010) WM
25 Saskatchewan, Corman Park No. 344, Saskatoon — C.P.R. Station, Saskatoon/Gare du C.P. (Saskatoon)
[English] Saskatoon was initially bypassed by two transcontinental railways but its growing significance as the major distribution centre for north-central Saskatchewan resulted in the convergence of three separate lines in the city by 1908. . . . Map (db m196883) HM
26 Saskatchewan, Corman Park No. 344, Saskatoon — Firehall No. 3
Firehall No. 3 was built in 1911, along with an adjacent watertower, to serve an ever expanding city and was officially opened on January 6th, 1912. The first run occurred on February 17th, 1912 to put out a fire caused by boiling tar in a local . . . Map (db m196884) HM
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27 Saskatchewan, Corman Park No. 344, Saskatoon — Little Chief Service StationServing The Community Since 1929
Built by the Texaco Oil Company in 1929, this building was an early Saskatoon landmark. Originally known as West Side Service Station, the name was changed to Little Chief Service Station in 1943. Frank Carr, who operated the station between 1947 . . . Map (db m203733) HM
28 Saskatchewan, Corman Park No. 344, Saskatoon — Saskatoon Land Titles Building
This is the oldest provincial government office building in Saskatoon. It was erected in 1909 from designs by Storey and van Egmond, the prominent Regina architects. By 1911 the structure was doubled in size, reflecting the rapid expansion in urban . . . Map (db m196885) HM
29 Saskatchewan, Corman Park No. 344, Saskatoon — Wanuskewin“Seeking Peace of Mind” / « À la recherche de la tranquillité »
[English] People have occupied the Plains of North America for thousands of years. Here at Wanuskewin many archaeological features have been identified, representing most of the known elements which characterize Northern Plains . . . Map (db m203726) HM
30 Saskatchewan, Corman Park No. 344, Saskatoon, University of Saskatchewan - Management Area — College BuildingProvincial Heritage Property
As one of the first buildings constructed on campus, the College Building reflects the prominent role Agriculture Education was to play at the newly created University of Saskatchewan. Originally designed to house the College of Agriculture, this . . . Map (db m220898) HM
31 Saskatchewan, Corman Park No. 344, Saskatoon, University of Saskatchewan - Management Area — College Building
[English] This handsome structure stands as the centrepiece of the finest grouping of university buildings in Canada designed in the Collegiate Gothic, a style widely used for institutions of higher learning throughout North . . . Map (db m220952) HM
32 Saskatchewan, Craik No. 222, Craik — Royal Bank of Canada
• Established in Craik in 1911 under management of R.H. Frazee of Toronto • Lot purchased in 1917 for construction of bank building • Royal Bank officials stated in July 1918 that "It will be a two story brick building and modern in every . . . Map (db m206990) HM
33 Saskatchewan, Cymri No. 36, Macoun — Honor RollMacoun and Area — World War II, 1939-1945 —
”Let those not be forgotten who bravely took part in the fight for Democracy.” Anderson, Carl • Armstrong, Allan • Armstrong, Douglas • Armstrong, Kenneth • Bachorcik, Paul • Bachorcik, Steve • Barbour, Archie • Barnstable, Orville • Berg, . . . Map (db m203767) WM
34 Saskatchewan, Duck Lake No. 463, Duck Lake — Mademoiselle Onésime Dorval(1845-1932)
[Français] Pédagogue remarquable, Mademoiselle Dorval fut la première institutrice diplômée de la Saskatchewan. Originaire du Québec, elle s'établit dans l'Ouest en 1877, devint membre de l'Ordre de Saint-François et consacra le . . . Map (db m202598) HM
35 Saskatchewan, Dufferin No. 190, Bethune — Fort Ellice - Elbow TrailCentennial Community Legacy Project
This east-west trail, roughly followed the Qu'Appelle Valley, beginning near the elbow of the South Saskatchewan River and extending eastward near the Saskatchewan-Manitoba border. Other important trail routes connected at various points on this . . . Map (db m211796) HM
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36 Saskatchewan, Dundurn No. 314, Dundurn — Dundurn War Memorial
World War I R. Brown • J. Geal • P.A. Heath • T.M. Hordern • J. Hordern M.N. McCrimmon • R.P. McCordick • H. McMillan T.C. Waters • A.J. Williams World War II L. Bedard • B. Koop . . . Map (db m211795) WM
37 Saskatchewan, Elcapo No. 154, Broadview — Broadview War Memorial
[northwest/front face]1914-1918 The Glorious Dead Major G. Robinson • Lieut. G.D. Collins • Lieut. T. Collins • Lieut. T. Dane • Sergt. R.W. Wright • Sergt. F.T. Webster • Corpl. R. Lawton • Corpl. H. Cook • Pte. H.A. Allingham • . . . Map (db m200748) WM
38 Saskatchewan, Eldon No. 471, Maidstone — Canadian National Railway #1158
The engine pictured on this sign is Canadian National #1158. Built by the Montreal Locomotive Works in April 1913, this engine was one of fifty G-16-a class constructed during the years 1912-1913. ——————————— They were built for Canadian National . . . Map (db m212315) HM
39 Saskatchewan, Estevan No. 5, Estevan — "Coal Miners' Corner"
In 1931, the coal miners of South East Saskatchewan organized to improve conditions in the mines for themselves and their families. On September 29th, on this site brothers Peter Markunas, Nick Nargan and Julian Gryshko died in the struggle and . . . Map (db m203782) HM
40 Saskatchewan, Estevan No. 5, Estevan — Estevan Court HouseProvincial Heritage Property
This building, completed in 1930, is the last court house designed by Saskatchewan’s Provincial Architect, Maurice Sharon. Faced with Estevan pressed brick, it is a fine example of the Colonial Revival style. In 1931, miners in the Estevan area . . . Map (db m203775) HM
41 Saskatchewan, Gull Lake No. 139, Gull Lake — Wong Guy Shoe Shop
Arriving in Gull Lake in 1917-18, Wong Guy came to a town in turmoil. The Spanish Flu was raging, and despite being a brand new resident to the town, he took it upon himself to cook for the patients at the old brick school, which doubled as an . . . Map (db m201268) HM
42 Saskatchewan, Humboldt No. 370, Humboldt — Humboldt and District Museum and Gallery
A city reveals its unique past through its historic buildings. This building is one of several in the downtown core that were constructed before 1920. We invite you to explore its history. 1912-1975 Postal Service 1912-1932 . . . Map (db m196887) HM
43 Saskatchewan, Humboldt No. 370, Humboldt — Humboldt Water Tower
A city reveals its unique past through its historic buildings. This building is one of several in the downtown core that were constructed before 1920. We invite you to explore its history. The water tower was constructed from 1914 . . . Map (db m196886) HM
44 Saskatchewan, Humboldt No. 370, Humboldt — Old Humboldt Post Office
This historic building, erected in 1912, expanded in 1955, housed the post office until 1975. Through the years it has been the site for many other government offices: 1912-32 Customs office on second floor which included the Records and . . . Map (db m196889) HM
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45 Saskatchewan, Humboldt No. 370, Humboldt — Old Humboldt Post Office / Ancien bureau de poste
[English] Constructed in 1911, this building is typical of the post offices that were erected by the Department of Public Works in smaller urban centres throughout Canada at the beginning of the 20th century. The quality of the design, with . . . Map (db m196890) HM
46 Saskatchewan, Indian Head No. 156, Indian Head — Bell FarmA Saskatchewan Historic Site — Preserve Our Heritage —
The Bell Farm once occupied the surrounding district. It was controlled by the Qu’appelle Valley Farming Company and managed by Major W. R. Bell. Between 1882 and 1889 the company settled more than 100 tenant farmers on 53,000 acres. Farming was . . . Map (db m200759) HM
47 Saskatchewan, Indian Head No. 156, Indian Head — The Bell Barn: A Unique Symbol of Our Agricultural History
In 1882 the Qu'Appelle Valley Farming Company launched an ambitious 53,000 acre (21,500 hectare) corporate farming enterprise in the Indian Head district. The operation quickly became known as the Bell Farm, after the company's major shareholder . . . Map (db m200761) HM
48 Saskatchewan, Lake of the Rivers No. 72, Assiniboia — Assiniboia Court House
In 1925 Provincial Architect Maurice Sharon developed a standard plan for judicial buildings in smaller urban centres. Half the size of his previous court houses, these structures were erected at Gravelbourg (1926), Shaunavon and Wynyard (1927), . . . Map (db m205157) HM
49 Saskatchewan, Loreburn No. 254, Strongfield — Strongfield Cenotaph
[Front] Memoriam To the memory of the gallant men of Strongfield who laid down their lives on the field of battle while upholding the cause of freedom and justice [Side] World War I 1914 – 1918 F.W. . . . Map (db m196902) WM
50 Saskatchewan, Lumsden No. 189, Lumsden — The Qu'Appelle ValleyA Saskatchewan Historic Site — Preserve Our Heritage —
The beautiful Qu’Appelle Valley was formed by the waters of Glacial Lake Regina and the South Saskatchewan River which cut into the deposits left by the glacier to form the valley. Glacial Lake Regina was formed along a part of the front of a . . . Map (db m211647) HM
51 Saskatchewan, Maple Creek No. 111, Maple Creek — Maple Creek Cenotaph
Lest we forget 1914 – 1918 1939 – 1945 Korean War - Peacekeepers - NATO wars Erected by the Major Walsh Chapter I. O. D. E.Map (db m196931) WM
52 Saskatchewan, Maple Creek No. 111, Maple Creek — North West Mounted Police
On May 23, 1873 the Canadian Parliament passed a bill to form the North West Mounted Police. This force might not have became a reality except that on June 1, 1873 a small group of whites attacked an Indian encampment in the Cypress Hills [near . . . Map (db m202631) HM
53 Saskatchewan, McCraney No. 282, Kenaston — Saskatchewan Valley Land CompanyA Saskatchewan Historic Site — Preserve Our Heritage —
Although the railway from Regina to Prince Albert was completed by 1890, the area between Saskatoon and the Qu’Appelle failed to attract large numbers of settlers. In 1902, a syndicate was formed in Minneapolis. Incorporated as the Saskatchewan . . . Map (db m211789) HM
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54 Saskatchewan, Meota No. 468, Cochin — Cochin — Green Lake TrailA Saskatchewan Historic Site — Preserve Our Heritage —
The Village of Cochin is named after Father Louis Cochin, a pioneer missionary among the Cree Indians. For many years he resided among the Indians who wintered on the shores of Jackfish Lake. Fr. Cochin is best remembered as the priest who was . . . Map (db m211900) HM
55 Saskatchewan, Meota No. 468, Meota — Meota Public School1914
1980To commemorate the original Meota School erected in 1914. The two story building was built of red brick from the Meota Brickyard. For 60 years it was used continuously and for a number of years had grades from 1-12. It was demolished in 1974 . . . Map (db m211889) HM
56 Saskatchewan, Mervin No. 499, Mervin — World War I and II
In Memory Of Pte. George Spencer • Pte. Edward J. Foster • Pte. Charles Mann • Pte. Herbert Green • Pte. Fredrick R. Henderson • Pte. Alfred E. Brown • Pte. Robert J. Thompson • Lce. Cpl. Charles Lancaster • Capt. Weslesleg T. W. Long • Pte. James . . . Map (db m211882) WM
57 Saskatchewan, Moose Jaw No. 161, Moose Jaw — Central Fire Station
The opening of Moose Jaw's central fire hall in 1910 was a long-awaited event. The fire hall was designed in 1907 but construction was delayed when city council spent two years searching for the right building site. At the time of its opening, . . . Map (db m196929) HM
58 Saskatchewan, Moose Jaw No. 161, Moose Jaw — City Hall 1912-14
Architect: David Ewart, Ottawa • Contractor: McDiarmid & Co., Winnipeg The Dominion of Canada's Chief Architect adapted his standard Public Building design (similar buildings remain in Vancouver, Lethbridge and Regina) to create a . . . Map (db m196925) HM
59 Saskatchewan, Moose Jaw No. 161, Moose Jaw — Fire Hall 1909-10
Architects: Sholto Smith, Moose Jaw • W.A. Elliott, Brandon Contractor: Navin Brothers After a 2-year delay in building, while city council searched for an appropriate site, the Fire Hall was constructed featuring a 60-foot hose . . . Map (db m196928) HM
60 Saskatchewan, Moose Jaw No. 161, Moose Jaw — Main Street from CPR Station, c. 1908
When CPR construction reached here in September 1882, this view was part of a hay flat in the broad valley of Thunder Creek. Main Street divided the two sections of land reserved for the Moose Jaw townsite. In the beginning, the thoroughfare “was . . . Map (db m196924) HM
61 Saskatchewan, Moose Jaw No. 161, Moose Jaw — Private George Lawrence PriceLast Commonwealth Soldier Killed in First World War — KIA 10:58, November 11, 1918 —
Private George Price was born on December 15th 1892 in Kings County, Nova Scotia. As a young man he moved to Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. He enlisted in the 210th Infantry Battalion (Frontiersmen), Canadian Expeditionary Force (C.E.F.) in Moose Jaw on . . . Map (db m202457) HM
62 Saskatchewan, Moose Jaw No. 161, Moose Jaw — Public Library 1912-13
Architect: Reid & McAlpine, Moose Jaw • Contractor: Peter Lyall & Sons, Montreal In1911, the Andrew Carnegie Foundation, skeptical of Moose Jaw's population claims, refused a request for a $50,000 library grant. Undaunted, the city . . . Map (db m196926) HM
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63 Saskatchewan, Moosomin No. 121, Moosomin — Harry Mullin
Homesteaded at this location Awarded the Victoria Cross for valour at Passchendaele, Belgium October 30, 1917Map (db m200678) HM
64 Saskatchewan, Morse No. 165, Morse — Old Morse School
Morse School District #1921 Organized 1907 Morse School built in 1912. Architects: Reilly, Dawson, Hancock & Reilly Contractor: J.H. Leeby Bell moved from 1908 school to present belfry. Florence Wood and Leslie Ogden first to graduate in 1924. . . . Map (db m201011) HM
65 Saskatchewan, North Battleford No. 437, North Battleford — H.D. McPhail Park
The City of North Battleford is pleased to honour the many citizens who have served our country in the armed conflicts throughout our history. Their supreme sacrifice, dedication and courage will always live on. Typical of this service, dedication . . . Map (db m203899) HM WM
66 Saskatchewan, North Battleford No. 437, North Battleford — North Battleford Public Library
This building was donated to the city of North Battleford by Andrew Carnegie 1916Map (db m196898) HM
67 Saskatchewan, Parkdale No. 498, Glaslyn — To Our Pioneers • To Our Citizens
To Our Pioneers who worked so hard by the will of God to clear this land and break the sod To Our Citizens who walked the path of those gone by to bear their torch and carry it high A Welsh emigrant, Mr. Edwin Dando Hoskins . . . Map (db m211898) HM
68 Saskatchewan, Paynton No. 470, Paynton — Paynton School Division and School1906-2003
Dedicated to all who had a part in 97 years’ operation of Paynton School Division and School The first school opened in 1906 with six students. A single room, it was located south of the tracks and was later moved to Railway Avenue, where it . . . Map (db m212200) HM
69 Saskatchewan, Pense No. 160, Pense — Pense War Memorial
Erected by the Pense Branch Canadian Legion in lasting memory of their comrades who made the supreme sacrifice 1914-1918 1939-1945 lest we forget.Map (db m201009) WM
70 Saskatchewan, Piapot No. 110, Piapot — 166 — The "76" Ranch
The "76" Ranch took its name from the brand used by the Powder River Ranch in Wyoming. When Sir John Lister-Kaye bought the ranch’s entire herd of cattle for his land development, he kept the brand and took the name “76”. This was the site of the . . . Map (db m201571) HM
71 Saskatchewan, Piapot No. 110, Piapot — 167 — The Lister-Kaye Enterprises
In 1884, Sir John Pepys Lister-Kay, a Yorkshire Baronet, arrived in the Northwest from California, bought 7,000 acres of land near Balgonie, and started a farm. In 1886, Lister-Kaye became interested in the Swift Current area. He bought ten . . . Map (db m201573) HM
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72 Saskatchewan, Piapot No. 110, Piapot — The Ranching Industry
During the 1870’s, as the vast buffalo herds disappeared, ranchers came to this area to fill the empty prairie with cattle and horses. The arrival of the North-West Mounted Police, who established posts at nearby centres like Fort Walsh, helped . . . Map (db m201581) HM
73 Saskatchewan, Prince Albert No. 461, Prince Albert — Prince Albert City Hall / L’hôtel de ville de Prince Albert
[English] This building is one of the few 19th century town halls still standing on the Prairies. It was built in 1892-1893, two years after the first railway arrived in town and over ten years before Prince Albert was incorporated as a city. . . . Map (db m196893) HM
74 Saskatchewan, Prince Albert No. 461, Prince Albert — Prince Albert Fire DepartmentDedicated to the firefighters who have protected our community since 1887
On March 21st, 1887, Council passed a bylaw to establish a fire department for the Town of Prince Albert, Northwest Territories. There were two fire halls originally built, one on the east flat and the other on Central Avenue where City Hall now . . . Map (db m196896) HM
75 Saskatchewan, Prince Albert No. 461, Prince Albert — Prince Albert Town Hall–Opera HouseA Provincial Heritage Property
In 1892 the council of the burgeoning town of Prince Albert commissioned the architectural firm of F. J. Rostrick and Son of Hamilton to design a town hall/opera house. Built by A. and W. B. Goodfellow of locally produced brick, the building was a . . . Map (db m196894) HM
76 Saskatchewan, Prince Albert No. 461, Prince Albert — Right Honourable John George DiefenbakerLe très honorable John George Diefenbaker — (1895-1979) —
[English] A charismatic orator, John Diefenbaker served as Canada’s 13th prime minister from 1957 to 1963. Born in Ontario and raised in Saskatchewan, he was an accomplished defence lawyer and Member of Parliament for some forty . . . Map (db m203717) HM
77 Saskatchewan, Prince Albert No. 461, Prince Albert — The John and Olive Diefenbaker Museum / Le Musée John et Olive Diefenbaker
[English] This was John Diefenbaker’s home as he rose through the ranks to become leader of the federal Progressive Conservative Party and Prime Minister of Canada. In 1947, he bought this Tudor Revival home with his wife, Edna . . . Map (db m203702) HM
78 Saskatchewan, Rosedale No. 283, Hanley — Hanley Fire Bell1909-1959
In December of 1909 the Town Council gave its Public Works Committee the authority to order a fire bell, using the proceeds of a concert as part payment for the bell. This bell was mounted on the Town Hall in 1910 and was to be rung daily at the . . . Map (db m211794) HM
79 Saskatchewan, Rosemount No. 378, Cando — Cando School DistrictNo. 3145
Dedicated to the memory of the pioneers, teachers and pupils of Cando and district. Cando School was officially founded in 1914. It was located on the site of the present Roman Catholic Church. In 1952 a new three room school was . . . Map (db m211872) HM
80 Saskatchewan, Rosthern No. 403, Hague — First Settlers in the Hague District
In commemoration of the first settlers who arrived in the Hague district on May 3, 1895 Village of Hague incorporated on August 25, 1903 with Klaas Dyck the first elected overseerMap (db m203736) HM
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81 Saskatchewan, Rosthern No. 403, Rosthern — Dr. Seager Wheeler1868-1961
Five times World Wheat Champion of the Rosthern District He received his Doctors’ degree for his extension work with The Queens University on cereal grainsMap (db m203735) HM
82 Saskatchewan, Rosthern No. 403, Rosthern — Gerhard Ens1863-1952
Pioneer Rosthern businessman He built the first residence and store in Rosthern in 1892 Justice of the Peace and M.L.A. from 1905-1911Map (db m203747) HM
83 Saskatchewan, Rosthern No. 403, Rosthern — Rosenort Mennonite Church
Mennonite settlers who arrived in this area in 1892 held church services in private homes until 1896, when the first church of the conference of Mennonites in the North-West Territories was built on this site. The Mennonite community had organized . . . Map (db m8531) HM
84 Saskatchewan, Rural Municipality of Lake Johnston No. 102, Mossbank — Ambroz Blacksmith Shop & ResidenceProvincial Heritage Property
Built in 1920, the Ambroz Blacksmith Shop is the oldest, fully furnished blacksmith shop in Saskatchewan still on its original site. Frank Ambroz, a local blacksmith, purchased the business in 1928 and operated it for the next sixty years. Like . . . Map (db m204884) HM
85 Saskatchewan, Rural Municipality of Lake Johnston No. 102, Mossbank — Frank AmbrozFriends of the Museum
Dedicated to the memory of Frank Ambroz and to his wife Mary. Frank learned the blacksmith trade in Poland; he came to Canada in 1926 and served the community as a blacksmith for 60 years. He died in 1986. Always a faithful supporter of the . . . Map (db m205022) HM
86 Saskatchewan, Rural Municipality of Lake Johnston No. 102, Mossbank — Mossbank Gunnery SchoolNo. 2 Bombing and Gunnery School
This cairn is dedicated in memory of those who served at No.2 Bombing and Gunnery School, Mossbank, during World War II. Between October 28, 1940 and December 15, 1944 the school trained 2, 539 air bomber and 3,702 air gunner students of whom 3,495 . . . Map (db m204860) HM WM
87 Saskatchewan, Rural Municipality of Lake Johnston No. 102, Mossbank — Mossbank Pioneer Post Office
Mossbank Pioneer Post Office NW ¼ 12-11-30 W2M Beginning in September 1909, this site was the location of the Mossbank Post Office. The Post Office was housed in the pioneer home of Robert & Louise Jolly. “Bob” Jolly served as Post Master, . . . Map (db m204874) HM
88 Saskatchewan, Rural Municipality of Terrell No. 101, Ormiston — Wood Mountain-Qu'Appelle TrailPreserve Our Heritage
One of the most important early trails passed at this point. Linking the early Metis settlements at Wood Mountain and Fort Qu'Appelle, it was in frequent use from the 1860's. In 1881 Sitting Bull, the famous Sioux Leader. Passed over this trail . . . Map (db m205104) HM
89 Saskatchewan, Sarnia No. 221, Chamberlain — The Surveyor
In 1872 the Canadian Federal Parliament passed the Dominion Lands Act as a precursor to land settlement in the West. Eastern interests viewed settlement of the vast North West as a great economic opportunity. Essentially, the American system of the . . . Map (db m211670) HM
90 Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan Landing No. 167, Stewart Valley — Saskatchewan LandingA Saskatchewan Historic Site — Preserve Our Heritage —
Saskatchewan Landing has been the main north-south crossing of the South Saskatchewan for generations. Indians regularly forded the river here, and Métis buffalo-hunters turned their Red River carts into boats and paddled across. In 1883 a . . . Map (db m201051) HM
91 Saskatchewan, Scott No. 98, Lang — Lang and District
The call of the West lured settlers to this virgin plains before the turn of the century. This district provided many opportunities, so pioneers with spirits of adventure came from Eastern Canada, U. S. A. and Europe. On June 9, 1906 the Village . . . Map (db m203873) HM
92 Saskatchewan, Scott No. 98, Yellow Grass — Yellow Grass Railroad Station
The most vital factor in the settlement of our area was the railroad. This line was opened to rail traffic in September 1893. The station building here was constructed in 1904.Map (db m207165) HM
93 Saskatchewan, Sherwood No. 159, Regina — Albert LibraryMunicipal Heritage Property
Albert Branch Library was built in 1927 on the site of one of Regina's first branch libraries. The architect Joseph Warburton used a Gothic theme in the entranceway with Tyndal stone details highlighting the windows and roofline. This plaque was . . . Map (db m196918) HM
94 Saskatchewan, Sherwood No. 159, Regina — Connaught LibraryMunicipal Heritage Property
Connaught Branch Library was built in 1930 to provide a public library service in this area. The architect Joseph Warburton highlighted this public building with classical Tyndal stone details details surrounding the entranceway. The building is . . . Map (db m196919) HM
95 Saskatchewan, Sherwood No. 159, Regina — Government House
[English] Residence of the Lieutenant Governors of the North-West Territories (1891-1905) and Saskatchewan (1905-1945), Government House is one of the few surviving territorial buildings and was for many years the hub of official social life . . . Map (db m196906) HM
96 Saskatchewan, Sherwood No. 159, Regina — Military Nurses of Canada / Les infirmières militaires du Canada
[English] Thousands of Canadian nurses have provided skilled and compassionate care to the sick and wounded in battle since 1885. In 1904, professional nurses entered the Canadian Army Medical Corps as Nursing Sisters. They were the . . . Map (db m201376) HM WM
97 Saskatchewan, Sherwood No. 159, Regina — Regina Land Titles BuildingProvincial Heritage Property
Constructed between 1907 and 1910, the Regina Land Titles Building was the first public building commissioned by the newly-established Province of Saskatchewan. Designed by the prominent Toronto architectural firm of Darling and Pearson, the . . . Map (db m196921) HM
98 Saskatchewan, Sherwood No. 159, Regina — Regina's Lake 1883–1960
Originally, settlers in and around Regina thought of Wascana Creek in practical terms. The creek was first dammed in 1883, creating the reservoir now known as Wascana Lake. The reservoir provided the settlement with the only substantial body of . . . Map (db m196903) HM
99 Saskatchewan, Sherwood No. 159, Regina — Saskatchewan Revenue Building
This building, designed by Regina architects Storey and Van Egmond, was constructed in 1914 as the head office of the Saskatchewan Co-operative Elevator Company. Established in 1911, the company was one of the first major farmer co-operatives and . . . Map (db m196920) HM
100 Saskatchewan, Sherwood No. 159, Regina — The Evolution of a Bridge
In 1883 the CPR and its business partner, the Canada North-West Land Company, spent more than $14,000 in the new Regina town site digging a well, grading five streets, and building a dam. That dam was the first control structure on Pile of Bones . . . Map (db m196905) HM

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