Glasnevin, Saskatchewan

Settlers from eastern Canada and the United States moved into the Glasnevin area around 1906. The name Glasnevin comes from a district in Dublin, Ireland. Tom Clark opened a post office on December 1st, 1913. He also owned the general store, blacksmith shop, and livery stable. The CPR rail line was laid in 1911 or 1912. The first elevator was brought in from Macoun and … Continue reading Glasnevin, Saskatchewan

Dunleath Elevator

The Dunleath elevator was built in 1916 by the Bawlf Grain Company. It was sold to the Alberta Pacific Grain Company in 1941. In 1944, Federal Grain Limited purchased the elevator. It become property of the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool in 1972. The Wheat Pool closed the elevator the following year. Their logo never made it onto the structure. The elevator is now privately owned and … Continue reading Dunleath Elevator

St. John’s Lutheran Church

St. John’s Lutheran Church is located ten kilometres southwest of Edenwold. The original church on this site was built in 1891. The cemetery dates back to the same year. Seventeen families made up the initial congregation. By the 1910s, the population of Edenwold had grown and the residents requested a church located within the town. St. Paul’s Lutheran Church began serving Edenwold, while St. John’s … Continue reading St. John’s Lutheran Church

Aylesbury, Saskatchewan

Aylesbury was named after Aylesbury Vale in England. H. H. Johnson established a post office in the region on October 1st, 1905. The first elevator was built in 1906 by the Hall Milling Company based out of Lumsden. It changed hands a few times, eventually becoming the property of Parrish and Heimbecker in 1928. It was the first of six elevators in the village. A … Continue reading Aylesbury, Saskatchewan

Wheatwyn Church

Wheatwyn Church was constructed in 1906 and 1907. It was dedicated on November 3rd, 1907. It was originally known as the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church. John and Elizabeth Lingner part of the original members of the congregation, donated land. The area was home to many German Lutherans at the turn of the century. Church services were held here until 1961 when the members amalgamated with … Continue reading Wheatwyn Church

Neelby, Saskatchewan

A post office opened on a farm in the Neelby vicinity in 1904. Later, John Miller took over and moved the post into his store located in the townsite. The Neelby School was built by W.R. Webb of Broadview and opened on November 15th, 1905. The CPR laid track through the area in 1906 and 1907. This branch ran from Reston, Manitoba to Wolseley, Saskatchewan … Continue reading Neelby, Saskatchewan

Souris Valley Mental Health Hospital

On December 29th, 1921 the Saskatchewan Hospital opened its doors in Weyburn, Saskatchewan. In its beginnings, patients were treated through occupational therapy – healing through work. It housed around 600 patients initially. Later, in the 1940s over 2,500 people were cared for in the facility. During this period, more controversial methods were employed to treat patients. This included electroshock therapy, lobotomies, and drug therapy (most … Continue reading Souris Valley Mental Health Hospital

10 Year Anniversary!

It is hard to believe that I began my blog this week ten years ago! I started my site on Blogspot for nearly two years before switching to my current WordPress blog. To commemorate this occasion I am listing my top twelve personal favourite posts from the past decade! I was hoping to narrow it down to ten, but with no luck. My favorite posts … Continue reading 10 Year Anniversary!

St. Thomas Anglican Church

St. Thomas Anglican Church is located seven kilometres northeast of McLean, Saskatchewan. Sir William Vernon, who lived in England, donated five acres of land for the church and cemetery. Vernon was a cousin of local resident, W.G. Cooper. Construction began in the summer of 1898 at a cost of approximately two thousand dollars. Around sixty percent was raised by donations and grants, while the congregation … Continue reading St. Thomas Anglican Church

Kenlis, Saskatchewan

The Kenlis area was first settled in 1882. A post office was established by Mr. Ferguson around 1885. There are two stories how Kenlis received its name. The first suggests that the postmaster choose the name “Kenlis”. The other states there was a civil servant in the area whose last name was Kenlis. A map of Kenlis prior to 1905. The remaining church is on … Continue reading Kenlis, Saskatchewan