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Pioneer Days of Mrs. Eliza Durston

A short memoir written by Eliza Durston about her experiences immigrating to Winnipeg in 1872 and later homesteading in the Turtle Mountains. The text was written by Eliza Durston in 1949 with additional details added by her daughter-in-law Mrs. Rowan Durston in 1971.

Durston, Eliza

Arrival of South Dakota Settlers, May 1, 1891

Photograph of a train carrying settlers from South Dakota. The train is stopped with people standing on top and in front. Bound for the Canadian North-West, this CPR train arrived in Winnipeg on May 1st, 1891. The following messages were written on the sides of the train: "Good-bye South Dakota. Bound for the Canadian North-West. Free land. Plenty of timber. Pure water. No more 2 bushels per acre. No more opaline fuel. No more 5 mile water haul. No more grinding machine agents. Hurrah for Canada."