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Queen Elizabeth II accepts a gift of one of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police horses during a visit to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Training Depot. Regina, Saskatchewan. July 4, 1973.

"Queen Elizabeth II accepts a gift of one of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police horses during a visit to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Training Depot. July We gave that Queen a horse, Queens love horses.

In Russia, the Doukhobors had been exiled or sent to prison because they refused to fight for the Czar. They believed it was wrong to kill. The Canadian gov't offered the Doukhobors free land to farm in the Saskatchewan district. They were promised the right to their own religion, and a guarantee that they would not have to serve in the Canadian military.

First shipload of Doukhobors arrive in Canada - RBCM Archives

Violet McNaughton (née Jackson) was a leader in the Canadian farm, women’s, peace, and co-operative movements. She became the most influential farm woman in Canada and in Saskatchewan during the first half of the 20th century.

Violet McNaughton (née Jackson) was a leader in the Canadian farm, women’s, peace, and co-operative movements. She became the most influential farm woman in Canada and in Saskatchewan during the first half of the century.

Canadian Settlement website for kids - learn about the different cultures of First Nations peoples and the Europeans who settled in Canada.

Canadian Settlement website for kids - learn about the different cultures of First Nations peoples and the Europeans who settled in Canada.

A man in a sled with his dog-team crossing Lac la Ronge to distant ice fishing haunts in northern Saskatchewan, March 1945. #vintage #Canada #winter #1940s

Cree man in sled with dog-team crossing Lac la Ronge to distant ice fishing haunts in northern Saskatchewan, Lac la Ronge. (BAC, Mikan Credit : Library and Archives Canada ;

Powwow - The spirit of Saskatchewan is reflected in the culture, history and traditions of First Nations people.  Firmly rooted in tradition, the powwow today continues to be an important cultural and social gathering.

Powwow - The spirit of Saskatchewan is reflected in the culture, history and traditions of First Nations people. Firmly rooted in tradition, the powwow today continues to be an important cultural and social gathering.

Ghost towns in Canada - Photographs ans stories on ghost towns in BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario and the Northwest Territories. Ghosttownpix.com was started by Jeri Danyleyko and Susan Foster in 1998 as Ghosttowns of Ontario. The name was changed in January 2000 to ghosttownpix.com. Photo: A view of the smelter and townsite, looking southwest. Source: Sudbury Public Library, Ref. MK4743

Ghost towns in Canada - Photographs ans stories on ghost towns in BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario and the Northwest Territories. Ghosttownpix.com was started by Jeri Danyleyko and Susan Foster in 1998 as Ghosttowns of Ontario. The name was changed in January 2000 to ghosttownpix.com. Photo: A view of the smelter and townsite, looking southwest. Source: Sudbury Public Library, Ref. MK4743

People camping in a shack tent at Waskesiu in Prince Albert National Park circa 1930s. Photo via @Kendra Lane History Online.

People camping in a shack tent at Waskesiu in Prince Albert National Park circa Photo via Henseler Lane History Online.

International Harvester Demonstration Farm at Gull Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada from Wisconsin Historical Images, via Flickr

International Harvester Demonstration Farm at Gull Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada from Wisconsin Historical Images, via Flickr

Town, pop 782, located on the Trans-Canada Hwy and the CP main line, approximately 100 km E of Regina. Wolseley is one of Saskatchewan’s oldest towns and was listed as one of Canada’s ten prettiest by Harrowsmith magazine in 2000.

Town, pop located on the Trans-Canada Hwy and the CP main line, approximately 100 km E of Regina. Wolseley is one of Saskatchewan’s oldest towns and was listed as one of Canada’s ten prettiest by Harrowsmith magazine in

Manitou Beach, near Watrous, Saskatchewan, in the 1920s. View of the Arcade Dance Pavilion. | Image courtesy of Peel's Prairie Provinces, a digital initiative of the University of Alberta Libraries.

Manitou Beach, near Watrous, SK, in the View of the Arcade Dance Pavilion.

The Bruderheim community was started as a Moravian settlement by German-speaking emigrants from Volhynia, Russia, in 1894. In May and June 1894, the first immigrants arrived.

The Bruderheim community was started as a Moravian settlement by German-speaking emigrants from Volhynia, Russia, in In May and June the first immigrants arrived.

A winter scene of 2nd Avenue, Saskatoon. Kleins Clothing Store can be seen on the left. Trolley cars are travelling up the middle of the Avenue. Gift of the Frances Morrison Library (Main) Local History Room

A winter scene of Avenue, Saskatoon. Kleins Clothing Store can be seen on the left. Trolley cars are travelling up the middle of the Avenue. Gift of the Frances Morrison Library (Main) Local History Room

"White's Swimming Pool, Manitou Beach, Watrous, Saskatchewan." | Saskatchewan Archival Information Network (SAIN) Photographs

A monotone postcard showing the White's Swimming Pool at Manitou Beach, Little Manitou Lake, Saskatchewan.

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