Doug Gent's
Saskatchewan
Canada
Information and Maps
Page 2

 


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 of Web Editor, Doug Gent
2016  


Map showing different main cities in Saskatchewan
My family is centered in the bottom right corner
(Area 3 in map above)

 

Saskatchewan Licence Plates
First Saskatchewan Licence Plate was in 1906

"Land of Living Skies" is the Logo used in 2000


 
MILESTONES IN SASKATCHEWAN'S HISTORY
UP TO 1955,
AS PER HISTORY OF BIENFAIT BOOK
*= additions not in book
1690/91- First white man, Hudson's Bay Company explorer, Henry Kelsey,visits the Saskatchewan River
http://www.pch.gc.ca/csp-pec/english/about/multimedia/explorers/kelsey.html
1750- French fur trader, LaVerendrye, builds Fort Paskoyac on the Saskatchewan

LaVerendrye

1754/55 - Anthony Henday, 
         http://wps.sd54.bc.ca/projects/explorer/AnHenday.html
  Hudson's Bay Company explorer, traverses the whole Saskatchewan and sees the Rockies
1776- Sturgeon Post, near site of Prince Albert, established by Montreal fur Trader, Peter Pond
1778- North West Company post set up near present day- Battleford
*1792- First wheat grown in Saskatchewan was at Fort a la Corne. 
1798- Hudson's Bay Company founded Fort Carlton
1821- North West Company absorbed into Hudson Bay Co
1857- Captain Palliser
        http://www.palliser-genealogy.mcmail.com/explorer.htm
             investigates the open prairies to report on their possibilities for settlement.
1866- Reverend R.W. James Nisbit founds Prince albert
              http://www.CityLightsNews.com/pacty000.htm
1869/70- North West passes to the Dominion of Canada and is organized as the Northwest Territories.
1874- North West Mounted Police ride from Manitoba
1876- Indian Treaty signed at Fort Carlton
1877- First North West Council meets
1882- CPR reaches Regina, (new N.W.T. Capital) and Moose Jaw founded
1883- Saskatoon Founded
                  http://www.city.saskatoon.sk.ca/
                    1885- North West Rebellion,
                http://www.tcel.com/~brownb/Metisreb.htm
           fighting at Duck Lake, Fish Creek, Cut Knife, and Batoche 
1888- Legislative Assembly established for the North West Territories
1897- Responsible government for the North West Territories, after agitation led by Premier Haultain.
1901/02- In the great western boom Saskatchewan's population grows 
            at fastest of the prairie provinces, nearly 440% from 91,279 to 492,432
1905- September 1- Province of Saskatchewan Formed
1906- Aug 25, Saskatchewan Coat of Arms was granted by King Edward VII
1911- Marquis Wheat
                http://timelinks.merlin.mb.ca/referenc/db0069.htm
           introduced (early maturing- later replaced by rust resistant varieties like Thatcher and Saunders.
1912- Regina devastated by tornado, but quickly rebuilt
1914-18- First World War
1924- Saskatchewan Wheat Pool established
1930- Control of her natural resources transferred to Saskatchewan
1935- Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Act to Conserve and develop water and improve land use
1939- Second World War
*1944    Saskatchewan voters elect the first socialist government 
             in North America, led by Tommy Douglas
1947- Provincial free hospital plan established 
1949- Oil Development spreads in west-central Saskatchewan
1952- Saskatchewan wheat crop reaches 435 million bushels
1953- Uranium production begins at Uranium City
1966- Nov 28- First Grey Cup win for the
           Saskatchewan Roughriders Football team http://www.saskriders.com/
1969- Sept 22- Saskatchewan's present Flag was dedicated

* 1990, January 15 - VIA cuts half of its passenger network. Included in
             these cuts are a decision to run just one transcontinental train 
             between Toronto and Vancouver via CN through Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Edmonton and Jasper. 

Links to Sask. History Sites

Note- Not my Web Pages
Links may or may not work
as I can not control them changing

http://www.looking4kin.com/group/saskatchewangenealogy

 http://duke.usask.ca/~debrou/grade12.htm
http://www.blackfeetnation.com/timeline.htm
 
http://www.islandnet.com/~jveinot/cghl/saskatchewan.html
 
http://www.execpc.com/~dboals/histgena.html
 
http://library.usask.ca/sni/stories/index.html 

 

This Page is maintained by Doug Gent
It is intended to help my family and others
locate their family home town, or your ancestors home town.
 

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Revised Jan. 5, 2012

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