It has occured to me that with the approaching Provinces' centennial,
and with particular reference to the Kindersley area, there may be
some local interest in the early experiences of those who homesteaded
in your area. My late father, Gordon Murchison, homesteaded just north
of your town in 1909 and described his experiences in his memoirs
written at the request of family members.
It is hard to imagine the hardships to which these early settlers
were exposed.and my query to you at this time is to ascertain if there
is any local interest in receiving some of his described details.
For your information, Gordon Murchison had considerable experience
in land settlement in Saskatchewan and other parts of Canada. Following
World War One, he joined the Soldier Settlement Board staff in
Saskatchewan. Subsequently, he became the Director of that Board in
Ottawa. Later, he became the the first Director of the Veterans' Land
Act following WW II.
Perhaps you would be good enough to let me know of those, if any,
who would be interested in those segments of his memoirs dealing with
early settlement in that period .