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A.S. Morton Manuscript Collection
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Abraham Evans

This is a picture of Abraham Evans of Wawota. He was lost in a blizzard March 8, 1892. His feet and part of his nose was amputated. Mrs. Ramage, a neighbour who had asked for a life home from Moosomin perished in the storm.

A.S. Morton Manuscript Collection

  • MG 437
  • Fonds
  • [187-]-1950

This fonds contains original manuscripts, copies, and photographs, created and collected by A.S. Morton as University Librarian. The records focus on the history of western Canada, especially Saskatchewan. It includes material on the fur trade and exploration, white settlement and interaction with native people, and the Riel Rebellions. Originals of the copied material date from 1623.

Morton, A.S., 1870-1945

Barr Colonists

This is a picture of the Barr Colonists in Saskatoon at their camp. The Immigration Hall is seen on the upper left hand side of the photo.

Biggest Barn in the World

This is a picture of the world's biggest barn in the world at T-Horseshow Ranch at Leader, Sask. This barn was built in 1914 by W.T.Smith on N.E.1/2 23-23-27 about 12 miles from Leader about 11/2 miles from the South Sask.River. 32 cars of lumber were used. It took 100 men to build it. The cement mixers received $1.00 per day. The ranch hand received $40.00 a month. There were 2,200 head of cattle and 10,000 sheep on the ranch. Smith died in flu epidemic in 1918. The barn was pulled down in 1920 to pay the mortgage. The barn was 128x400 ft. height 60ft. The following construction materials were used: 875,000 ft lumber, 30,000 sacks of Canada Portland Cement and 60,000 ft of corrugated galvanized iron roofing. There were 7 ventilators. The ranch contained 10,000 acres under irrigation and is largest alfalfa and corm farm in Sask.

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