Mary and Reginald Beatty James Cameron William Wood sitting by wheel. Robert Wood center, holding hat Harriet and Hiram Rush Reverand Canon Thomas Clarke
LESS TRODDEN
THE PATH
Back: Russell Swift, “Silver” Sylvester Barrie. Seated: Mac Esplin, Kerby Claggett.
The Bennett Home
Melfort & District Museum 401 Melfort Street, Melfort SK 306 752 5870 melfort.museum2@sasktel.net melfort.museum@sasktel.net
WHY DID THEY COME?
160 Acres for only $10 but you had to build your own house
EVERY SETTLER HAD THEIR OWN PATH; THEIR OWN DISTINCTIVE STORY
He left with $100
It was minus 62’
Moving from Scotland
Alone in a boxcar
MEET THE “FOUNDING FATHER” OF MELFORT AND MELFORT’S “PIONEER PREACHER”
A Fur Trader first
A sod roofed shanty
His ship wrecked, 300 yds from shore
AND THERE WAS ALWAYS TIME FOR FUN at the rink at the diamond on the crib board at the Christmas Concert
THE BENNETT HOME IS A ‘MUST’ SEE AT THE MUSEUM
One of the largest homes in the area made it a location for many different community events such as church services, socials, and various meetings
THE PATH
LESS TRODDEN
The Homestead Early surveying
THE MELFORT & DISTRICT MUSEUM has paid special attention to the early settlers. The question may be asked, “Why did they come?”
If a homesteader followed the strict guidelines they would be given 160 acres for only $10
YOU’LL LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR STORIED SETTLERS
Melfort & District Museum (306)752-5870 melfort.museum2@sasktel.net melfort.museum@sasktel.net
James Cameron William Wood sitting by wheel. Robert Wood center, holding hat Mary and Reginald Beatty
Reginalds Beatty, the “Founding Father” of Melfort
James Cameron
Peter Aikenhead
(William Wood sitting by wheel. Robert Wood center, holding hat)
Reverand Canon Thomas Clarke
W.C. McCausland
Rev. Canon Thomas Clarke
AND THERE WAS ALWAYS TIME FOR FUN
at the rink on the diamond by the crib board at the Christmas concert
Back: Russell Swift, “Silver” Sylvester Barrie. Seated: Mac Esplin, Kerby Claggett.
THE BENNETT HOME IS A “MUST SEE” ON YOUR MUSEUM TOUR
The Bennett home was one of the largest homes in the area and a centre for church socials and various meetings