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Pinto Saskatchewan

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' 00" W

Section 25, Township 1, Range 6, West of the 2nd Meridian
Located just over 4 1/2 miles
north of the Canada USA boundary
about 6 miles straight east of Roche Percee
Unincorporated Area

Altitude= 1877 feet above sea level

Location of Pinto is highlighted in Red above
on the Canadian Pacific Railroad
also known as the Soo Line

 Pinto Collieries Mine Map
 ca 1932
Map Courtesy
Richard (Dick) Wright, P. Eng  

Pinto was the first siding after the Railroad came out of the
Souris River Valley East of Roche Percee
on it's way to North Portal, and across the USA boundary
This is 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 gravel road
which turns to the right, and heads up and out
of the valley, right past the
old location of Pinto, No original buildings remain.
When I was young I remember railroad buildings  in the area
but not much more
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, 1963,
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
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)

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