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Photo 1 of 79. | | |

Seager Wheeler.

Snapshot of Seager Wheeler atop towering haystack. Nellie Wheeler is in oxen drawn hayrack with pitch fork. Wife was named Lillian or Lily, so this may be another relative.

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Photo 2 of 79. | | |

Sod shack.

Seager Wheeler's sod shack with family grouping beside. He homesteaded and became known as World Wheat King.

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Line-up of men in an open field surrounded by trees.

This file consists of photographs of a line-up of 15 young men in shirtsleeves, with bat and gloves, sitting and standing in an open field in front of a bluff. They were probably waiting for homesteads.

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Two oxen pulling odd-looking wagon.

Two oxen pulling odd-looking wagon loaded with paraphernalia, behind occupied bleachers. May be stunt representing idea of travelling salesmen, homesteading, or moving north in 30s. Sign on booth (on wagon) says "Smith"

Photographer: Hillyard, Leonard A.

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Settlers outside a tent-shaped shack.

Settlers outside a tent-shaped shack with wooden sides in a grassy field, with cattle, wagons and chickens mingled amongst homesteaders. Woman with small child stands in opening that constitutes doorway. Stove pipe protrudes from makeshift front draping of tent. Inscribed "first home in Saskatchewan"

Photographer: City Studio.

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Family pose with seven children outside home at Duck Lake.

Jonas Moreau and Cecile Desjarlias (1847-?) (husband and wife) pose with their seven children outside home at Duck Lake. The children have been identified from left to right: Marie Rose (1869-?), William (1868-?), baby Julian (1880-1886) on Jonas's lap, Angelique (1866-1949) , standing between parents, Marie Anges (b. 15 Jan 1882) sits on Cecile's lap, Charles (1873-1913) and Francoise (1878-?). House is wooden building with many-paned glass window. Family is formally dressed. Name pencilled on back.

Date: [ca. 1882].

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Unidentified family pose outside their long sod house.

Image depicts an unidentified family posed outside their long sod house. A man is seated and holding two small children standing in front of him. A woman, probably his wife, stands beside man with one hand on the back of man's chair.

Date: [ca. 1883].

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Photo 8 of 79. | | |

Map of Temperance Colonization Society.

Map of Temperance Colonization Society grant, including Saskatoon site, Whitecap Dakota First Nation (formerly known as Moose Woods Reserve) and Clarks's Crossing.

Date: 1882.

Copyright information: Delainey, W.P.

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Map of the Temperance Colony.

Map of the Temperance Colony as printed in publicity brochure in 1883, with inset maps of Canada and proposed "City of Saskatoon". Reservations, railway lines, trails and physical features drawn in. (Black and white version of coloured original is misleading)

Date: 1883.

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Illustration copied from Temperance Colonization Society pamphlet.

Illustration copied from Temperance Colonization Society pamphlet showing idealized future city of Saskatoon, to lure settlers here. This "view of a North west city" more closely resembled a burgeoning industrial city in Britain than the infant Saskatoon settlement.

Date: 1883.

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Signed receipt of the Temperance Colonization Society.

Copy of receipt for pre-emption entry fee signed in the office of the Temperance Colonization Society, May 17, 1884 by John Lake, TCS agent for $3.00 paid by Donald W. Garrison for homestead, for SE quarter of section 24, tp. 36; Range 5 W. of 3rd Meridian. This site would probably be in area now traversed by Taylor Street East between Wildwood & Lakeview & east of Acadia. (See SAB map)

Date: May 17, 1884.

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Copy of newspaper.

Copy of newspaper reproduction of "Dominion lands grant to the Temperance Colonization Society situate in the Prov isl District of Saskatchewan, North West Territories, township 36, Range 5 W of 3rd Mer., section whole (fractional) 28, acres 496.35/100 [?] 4th June 1884"

Date: June 4, 1884.

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Photo 13 of 79. | | |

Family on Joseph Fletcher homestead.

Family group in grubby work clothes, probably at the Jospeh and Grace Fletcher homestead on land now forms part of the Montgomery Place subdivision. An older man (Joseph?) stands in the middle, surrounded by four youths, with a young boy and girl in foreground. The group are believed to be members of the Fletcher family, or the neighhbouring Caswell family, or some of each. (Joseph came to this area in 1884, and his family the following year.) The group stands near a house and outbuilding with thatched rooves.

Date: [before 1900?].

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Woman and children by sod house.

LH-3033: Doukhobor woman in dirty clothes, with two female children in front of house with sod roof. House is good example of an early mode of architectural construction

LH-3034: building with sod roof. Fence made of woven twigs

LH-3035: three sod roofed buildings. Larger one in front is two storey

LH-3036: two men and a woman stand in front of sod roofed building.

Date: [ca. 1890].

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Sod house.

Sod house built by Caswells in 1887 on homestead two miles north of Clark's Crossing and abandoned in 1893 after crop was taken off. People in photo are left to right Jessie Caswell (Mrs. A.E. Robertson), Gay Irvine (Mrs. F.A. Creasy), Min Caswell (Mrs. W. Colt), Lucy Donnon and Rube Allen, a comedian from the United States visiting here.

Date: Fall 1893.

Photographer: Saskatoon Star Phoenix.

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Photo 16 of 79. | | |

Woman and dog.

Woman and dog stand in front of wood shack in winter.

Date: [ca. 1895].

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Man, woman and baby outside homestead shack at Sutherland.

Man, woman and baby (possibly Blackley family) outside homestead shack at Sutherland. Geese and dog in yard. This may be the first home of the Rolph family.

Date: [ca. 1900].

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Homesteaders' shack.

Homesteaders' shack nestled in wooded area, with family standing in clearing. House is made of logs, with one section plastered over. Roof is sodded. Lumber in foreground.

Date: [19--].

Photographer: Hillyard, Leonard A.

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Sod house.

Sod house halfway between Saskatoon and Asquith, with two doors and a window, an addition and grass growing on roof.

Date: [ca. 1900].

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Triple-tiered sod shack.

Triple-tiered sod shack with chimney. Photo labelled "No place like home." It appears to have glass windows and a wooden door, both inset. No people are in evidence.

Date: [ca. 1900].

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