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First Homestead in Western Canada

First Homestead in Western CanadaFollowing the new system of survey adopted in 1871 the Canadian Government inaugurated its homestead policy which in due time attracted settlers from all parts of the ...

First Homestead in Western Canada

Following the new system of survey adopted in 1871 the Canadian Government inaugurated its homestead policy which in due time attracted settlers from all parts of the world. One mile west, on the North-East quarter of Section 35 Township 12 Range 7 West of the First or Principal Meridian, was the homestead of John Sutherland Sanderson whose application was filed on the 2nd July, 1872 and numbered "1".

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