A History of Buffalo Narrows

History of Buffalo Narrows,
Saskatchewan




A History of Buffalo Narrows

The History of Buffalo Narrows was written by Richard Wuorinen. This version of the book deals with the earliest settlement of Buffalo Narrows up to the early 1980s. It is not a current history of Buffalo Narrows.


Webmaster - March, 2019



Webmasters Note:

Video of home movies taken in Buffalo Narrows by Gladys Newman Aylsworth. Gladys was a nurse and midwife in Buffalo Narrows from 1947 until 1950. The quality is not great as this video was converted from old home movies. However, you can get an idea of what life was like at that time period.


Buffalo Narrows video, Part one.
Video Part One
Buffalo Narrows video, Part two.
Video Part Two.

Webmasters Note:

In the 1980's, the Buffalo Narrows Celebrate Saskatchewan Committee published a local history of the Buffalo Narrows area. With the permission of the Local Buffalo Narrows council, the material from that book has been reproduced on this web site. I would like to thank them for their permission and I hope I can do justice to their fine work. Unfortunately, reproduction of the photographs contained in the book leaves something to be desired. Perhaps in the future, I may be able to obtain some copies of those original photographs, so they may enhance this web site history. Minor changes may have been made to accommodate use of this material on the Internet, but the substance of the history remains the same as the original book. Further history of the Buffalo Narrows, Deep River, Ile-a-la-Crosse area, will be added as material becomes available.




Webmasters note:
January 6, 1999.

I would like to give special recognition and thanks to Myron Kasprowicz. He has graciously taken the time to supply me with a large number of photographs from the collection of John and Mary Hansen, long time residents of Buffalo Narrows. To John and Mary Hansen, I would like to express my sincere thanks and appreciation for the use of their photographs in this webpage. Their foresight has helped preserve the history of the residents of the Buffalo Narrows area for future generations.




Acknowledgment
by Richard Wuorinen:

A local history is a large undertaking that requires a great deal of community cooperation. This book would not have been possible had it not been for the voluntary contributions of time and knowledge made by many of the people of Buffalo Narrows. Special tribute, should be paid to those people who allowed us to duplicate their photographs and to those people who participated in interviews.

In addition, tribute should be paid to Therese Daigneault, Susan Leitch, Faye Campbell, Elizabeth Hansen and especially Therese Thompson for volunteering their time to do the typing for the project. Credit is also due to Phillip Vitols for some of the photographic reproduction in the book, and to Susan Johnson, Susan Leitch and Milan Vukovic for their painstaking proof reading.

Last, but certainly not least, tribute should be paid to Jackie Mckay who worked with me on the project from the beginning.




Webmaster's Note:

If there is anyone in possession of old photographs, and/or histories of individuals, who were instrumental in the development of Northern Saskatchewan, in particular the Buffalo Narrows, Ile-a-la-Crosse, and surrounding areas, and they wish to supply me with that information, I would be happy to add it to these webpages. All pictures and other material, will be returned after use. You can e-mail me at the link below.


My e-mail
Guestbook two

Author: Webmaster - jkcc.com
"Date Modified - February 16, 2024."


Links to all jkcc.com Webpages.

| Ausland Lake, Saskatchewan |

| Deep River Fur Farm |

| Deep River Trapping Page |

| Deep River Fishing Page |

| My Norwegian Roots |

| Early Mink People Canada - Bowness |

| The Manager's Tale - Hugh Ross |

| Sakitawak Bi-Centennial - 200 Yrs. |

| Lost Land of the Caribou - Ed Theriau |

| The History of Buffalo Narrows |

| Hugh (Lefty) McLeod, Bush Pilot |

| George Greening, Bush Pilot |

| Timber Trails - History of Big River |

| Joe Anstett, Trapper |

| Bill Windrum, Bush Pilot |

| Face the North Wind - Art Karas |

| North to Cree Lake - Art Karas |

| Look at the Past - History Dore Lake |

| George Abbott Family History |

| These Are The Prairies |

| William A. A. Jay, Trapper |

| John Hedlund, Trapper |

| Deep River Photo Gallery |

| Cyril Mahoney, Trapper |

| Saskatchewan Pictorial History |

| Who's Who in furs - 1956 |

| Century in the Making - Big River |

| Wings Beyond Road's End |

| The Northern Trapper, 1923 |

| My Various Links Page |

| Ron Clancy, Author |

| Roman Catholic Church - 1849 |

| Frontier Characters - Ron Clancy |

| Northern Trader - Ron Clancy |

| Various Deep River Videos |

| How the Indians Used the Birch |

| The Death of Albert Johnson |

| Mink and Fish - Buffalo Narrows |

| Gold and Other Stories - Richards |