Cannington Manor Provincial Historic Park

Cannington Manor was founded in 1882 by Captain Edward Mitchell Pierce. His hope was to emulate an aristocratic English colony in western Canada. Remittance men from England moved to the village throughout the 1880s. These men were younger sons of elite families who had no chance of inheriting their father’s wealth. Several businesses were established to bolster the community. This included the Moose Mountain Trading … Continue reading Cannington Manor Provincial Historic Park

One-Room School

I came across this school a few years ago on a winter photo trip. Searches of  various local history books and historical school websites have proven fruitless concerning its name and past. Judging by its appearance I’m guessing it closed in the 1950s or 1960s. The school is located about ten kilometres north of Pense, east of grid 641. If you know any information about … Continue reading One-Room School

Pasqua, Saskatchewan

Pasqua comes from the Cree word “paskwaw” meaning prairie. The Canadian Pacific Railway was built in 1893 through Pasqua, the same time a post office was established in the area. In 1903 a train station was built. At least one elevator operated in Pasqua, built around 1933-4. It was demolished some time between 1975 and 1995. In 1969 the post office closed. The existing train … Continue reading Pasqua, Saskatchewan