Trees. Trees.
Timber Trails
History of Big River and District


Compiled by the Big River Historical Society.

Table of Contents

Introduction Indian Settlement The Mill Story
Businesses Natural Resources Big River School
Communications Hospital The Churches
Police Big River Items of Interest
Transportation Freight Swing Era Fishing Industry
Homesteading Reflections Part 1 Reflections Part 2
Organizations   Recreation
Districts Part 1 Districts part 2 Districts Part 3
Districts Part 4 Districts Part 5 Districts Part 6
Families Part 1 Families Part 2 Families Part 3
Families Part 4 Families Part 5 Families Part 6
Families Part 7 Families Part 8 Families Part 9
Families Part 10 Families Part 11 Families Part 12
Families Part 13 Families Part 14 Ed Dahlby

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Timber Trails, the history of the Town of Big River and District,
has been reproduced on this web site with the kind permission of the
Members of the Big River Historical Committee.


Committee Members wish to express a sincere thank you to all who have contributed or assisted in any way in compiling this history.

Special thanks is extended to the following:

  1. The Saskatchewan Archives Board in Saskatoon and Regina.
  2. The Upgrading Class of 1978 for the use of "The True Gateway To The North".
  3. The Saskatchewan Timber Board in Prince Albert.
  4. Mr. Frank Mitchie, Mrs. Myrtle Telford, Mrs. Rhoda Johnston, Mrs. Margaret Swanson, Mr. Nels Edson, Mr. Miles Isbister, Mr. and Mrs. Leverton.
  5. The Young Canada Works Program and the three students who worked on the history book this summer: Lorna Michel, Cindy Kennedy and Harvey Anderson.
  6. The Proof readers: Mrs. Janice Wood, Lee Cooper, and Rev. Jamie Scott.

Committee members of the history book are:

Mary Michel (Editor), Dorothy McTaggart, Barbara Bradley, Aileen Daley, Tom Michel, Mabel Hodgson, Therese Kazmiruk, Mary "Bill" Pankoski, Betty Lamothe, Ethel Kennedy, Barbara Warriner, Kathy Panter, Sylvia Martin.

Map of the Big River Area.

Map showing Big River, Saskatchewan and area.


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This book may not be printed in whole or in part without the permission of
Big River History Book Committee
Big River, Saskatchewan.

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Turner - Warwick Printers Ltd.
North Battleford, Saskatchewan





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