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 Skeena Valley Museum


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Souris Valley Museum

Located on Highway 39 West.
Approx 1 km west of Estevan

Opened in 2001

Front of the Museum

Old Subdivision Map of Estevan
originally sold by a Mr. A. W. Graham
Here I see the CNR station shown on south side of King St.
just east of Highway 47, just north of present day Water Tower location.
Pleasantdale didn't exist and was owned by the CPR
As you can see International Securities Company, of Winnipeg MB,
a Land Corporation,
owned land West of Pleasantdale, and south of the City.
Scotsburn Subdivision is shown just East of Hillside,
which is clearly shown subdivided on this map.

International Securities Company Ltd,
were the authorized sales agent for
the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway.
1912, they were selling lots in Brandon,
office based in Montreal at that time.
1914 the head office was in Somerset building, in Winnipeg,
with branches even as far as in England.
they owned many lots in Weyburn as well.

43 Cu Yard Bucket
Part of a larger Mining Equipment Display

CPR Timetable
C. Murphy, General Manager

Charles Murphy
b-  Nov 20, 1865 Prescott ON
d- July 16, 1941 in Vancouver BC, age 75
Born and educated in Prescott, started out as a Printer.
Became CPR Operator in Prescott,
then CPR Dispatcher at Ottawa,
Chief Dispatcher at Chapleau ON.,
and General Superintendent at North Bay ON,
and in the Lake Superior Division.
Came to the West in 1913,
 as General Superintendent of the Manitoba Division of the CPR,
and in 1920 General Manager for Western Lines.
Served with the CPR from 1883 until he retired 12 years before he died.
Charles had one sister, Mrs. Art Halliday in Prescott,
2 brothers, Joseph Murphy, of Oxford Mills
and James Murphy in South Africa when Charles died.
Charles Father- Guy Murphy

Married Mary Ida Findley, June 02 1892 in Tweed, Ontario
b- 1866, ON
Four children:
Mabel Gladys Murphy
b- 1893
Mary Ola Murphy
b- 1896
Clarence C. Murphy
 b- 1897
 and Dorothy Maude
b- 1902

Family info corrected by Charles's Grandson, with thanks

W. A. Mather, General Superintendent
William Allan Mather
b- Sept 12, 1885 at Oshawa ON
d- Jan 2, 1961 in Winnipeg MB, age 75, from cancer
1918 he was appointed General Superintendent at Moose Jaw.
First joined CPR in 1903.
Named President of the CPR in 1948,
and Chairman in 1955
town of Mather Manitoba was named after his grandfather.

Schneller School SD #1998
Original location SE Section 10, Township 2, Range 13, W2,
South East of Bromhead, West of Torquay
School located at the Souris Valley Museum now
View my Schneller School Page here
Schneller School # 1998

Prairie Sentinels
A Great Art Display at the Museum


I encourage everyone to visit the Museum in person.
Support saving the old History of the area.

All photos courtesy Kurt Phillips, with Thanks!





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