Turn the clock back to 1961 and beyond. Roam those old dirt roads once more and visit friendly neighbours you knew so well. From its beginnings before 1930 to its dismantlement in 1961, making way for the Squaw Rapids Hydro-electric Dam, to the day in 1962 when the river rose and water erased footprints forever, there's a lot to remember and to comment on.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Jack Reimer's Horse and Cart

The cart behind the horse, Jim, was what Jack and Lizzie Reimer's children rode in to get to school. If the horse was needed at home then the kids walked. They gave Dale Nelson a ride too. Neighbour, Cassandra Morris, is in the background.

Photo courtesy: C. Reimer

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Morris Family

Among the first homesteaders to the Mossy Vale district, were Frank and Cassandra Morris in 1930. Each had immigrated from Romania, met in Regina and married, then farmed at Readlyn, SK until the onset of the Great Depression. Hopes of productive, cheap farm land brought them and their nine children north. This jovial pose in their garden—probably one of their first following the arduous task of clearing bush and breaking land—was no doubt cause for celebration.

Photo courtesy: K. Smith