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NARRATIVES OF SASKATOON


1882-1912

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HISTORY OF SASKATOON


         
       1881-The formation of the Temperance Colonization Society in Toronto.
         
       1882-John N. Lake, Commissioner of the Society, explored the district,
             chose the 2,000,000 acres granted, fixed the town-site, and adopted
             the name, Saskatoon.
             Eby, Goodwin, Hamiltoh and Latham arranged to settle.
			 
       1883-The trail from Moose Jaw to Saskatoon blazed; settlers arrived:
             Aug. 18th observed as Foundation Day.
       1884-More settlers arrived; Mar. 1st The Temperance Colony Pioneers'
             Society was organized; in August the school was going.
			 
       l885-The Rebellion; White Cap's band passed through Saskatoon; after
             the battle of Fish Creek a military hospital was opened here.
			 
       1886~Aug. 18, first Quarterly Official Meeting of the Saskatoon Methodist
             Mission, Regina District, Manitoba and N.W.T. Conference (marking.
             the permanent establishment of the present Grace Church.)
			 
       1887-July 12th, Organization of the Central Agricultural Association; first
             Exhibition held.
			 
       1889~The railway reached Dundurn; the grading to South Saskatoon.
             Years of drought turned settlers' attention to ranching, which proved
             a paying business.
			 
       1890-The railway reached Saskatoon; the station was built on the west
             side, where water was more easily secured.
			 
       l890-l901-Ranching the prevailing form of business.
	   
       1901-E. J. Meilicke and others showed that this is a wheat country.
             The tide of settlers followed. Saskatoon began to grow rapidly.
             Visit of Lord Minto Governor~General of Canada.
         
       19O2-Village organized
             Col. Davidson's special train of Capitalists from U.S.A. went through.
             Flood of immigrants into the district in the following years.
             Phoenix started by Leonard Norman as a weekly newspaper.
         
       1903~Board of Trade organized. President Jas. Leslie, Secretary J. F.
             Cairns.
             Barr Colony.
             School Trustees purchased for a school site block of land now known
             as City Hall square.
             Incorporation as a Town.
             Council purchased City Park.
             Bank of Hamilton first chartered bank to open.
             Grand Trunk Railway; Delegation to Ottawa succeeded in having
             survey deflected north to the river at Saskatoon.
			 
       1904-Railway bridge carried out by the ice.
             Great floods in Qu'Appelle valley stopped all railway communication
             for forty-nine days.
             Material for Elbow bridge on Canadian Northern Railway was un-
             loaded at Saskatoon, and freighted by wagon to bridge site.
             Timbers for Canadian Northern Railway bridge at Clark's Crossing
             unloaded at Saskatoon and floated down river to bridge site.
         
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