Saskatoon in Microcosm: a Walking Tour – September 12th, 2021

The Saskatoon Heritage Society is delighted to present: Saskatoon in Microcosm - a Walking Tour on Sunday, September 12th, 2021 at 2 pm.   This in-person walking tour will be led by Local Historian Dianne Wilson and will depart from the corner of Eastlake Avenue and 11th Street East.   The tour will explore the 500-block of 11th Street East in Nutana, which showcases residential buildings characteristic to almost every major building period in Saskatoon’s history. This collection of homes, built by businessmen, farmers, contractors can be said to present the history of middle-class architecture from 1903-04 to 1949. Builders, owners, occupants include names familiar in Saskatoon’s written history.   This walking tour is limited to 20 participants and pre-registration is required. To pre-register, please send us a private Facebook message with your name, phone number, and the number of people in your party. ...
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Saskatoon History Review No. 31

The latest edition of the Saskatoon History Review is ready for purchase! In this issue, Saskatoon Heritage Society President, Peggy Sarjeant, pays tribute to the Society's founding President, longtime heritage advocate and previous editor of the ”Review”, Donald C. Kerr. Ryan Walker, Professor of Geography and Planning at the University of Saskatchewan, provides a walk through the unique and varied landscape of the Peggy McKercher Conservation Area. Former Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan Reference Archivist, Bonnie Dahl, details the history of the Provincial Archives' recently closed Saskatoon office. Local historian William P. Delainey used the recollections of early Saskatoon pioneer Robert W. Caswell to trace Saskatoon land deals during the "boomtime" era. Nutana Historian Dianne Wilson discusses her quest to identify the 1883 Charles Garrison House. Finally, City of Saskatoon Archivist, Jeff O'Brien, delights with the fascinating history of Factoria, the failed "Magic City." The issue is $14.00 plus $5.00 for shipping. There are 3 options for payments: a) Via credit card online through www.paypal.com Send...
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