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Not much more than
a Railroad siding
and a Post Office.
the Hamlet of Pinto,
was located East of Roche Percee
Latitude - Longitude
49° 04' 00" N - 102° 42'
Section 25, Township 1, Range 6, West of the 2nd Meridian
over 4 1/2 miles
north of the Canada USA boundary
about 6 miles straight east of Roche Percee
Altitude= 1877 feet above sea level
Location of Pinto is highlighted in Red above
Canadian Pacific Railroad
also known as the Soo Line
Pinto Collieries Mine Map
Wright, P. Eng
Pinto was the first
siding after the Railroad came out of the
Souris River Valley East of Roche
on it's way to North Portal, and across the USA boundary
a portion of my Dad Phil Gent's 1927 Map of SE Sask
The land he owned was
marked in pencil above,
it later was sold to the PFRA
The gravel road
that runs through the valley
along the Souris River, will take you to the
which turns to the right, and heads up and out
valley, right past the
old location of Pinto, No original buildings remain.
When I was young I remember railroad buildings in the area
There was never an elevator in Pinto.
The Railroad siding was used by a few mines
north of Pinto, to load coal into boxcars.
Found an article in a 1967 paper,
which stated all that was left was the CPR depot,
and a few stark lone timbers, and grassy holes,
to indicate the once bustling village.
It goes on to state Pinto grew up amidst the spotted hills,
of red shale, green ground cedar, and grey clay banks
of the Souris River.
This patchwork of colours prompted the
name of "Pinto"
It was suggested by one of the Ranchers in the District.
Famous person born in the area:
Paul Yuzyk of Winnipeg was appointed a Senator on Feb 4,
by Prime Minister Diefenbaker.
appointed Professor of Slavic Studies and History
at the University of Manitoba in 1951.
He was born at Pinto SK June 24,1913
died July 9, 1986.
Served in the Canadian Army in 1943.
Studied at the University of SK, and Minnesota.
President of the Manitoba Historical Society
and Dominion Vice-President of the Ukrainian National Federation.
Known as the Father of Multiculturalism.
His father came to Canada in 1904,
and worked as a coal miner at Pinto.
Paul married Mary Bahniuk on July 12, 1941.
His father Martin Yuzyk, mother- Katherine Chaban
I do not have a great amount of information
I would love to receive any
that pertain to the area
Pinto ca 1920-1921
Has Dominion Express (no Agent)
Peter "Pete" Bugeresti, (alt- Bugaresti) Section Foreman, CPR
b- July 12, 1890 in Austria
d- Apr 28, 1971, age 80
buried in Estevan SK
1940- foreman in Macoun
Excelsior Coal & Brick Co.- Thomas Nutt, Manager
Henry W. Taylor- Postmaster (see
Post Office page)
Ruth Taylor- Assistant Post mistress (see
Post Office page)