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Gopher Enterprise

Gopher Enterprise by Linda C Butler Told by Steve Vance When I was a wee lad of five, my Dad bought a small Winchester .BB cap rifle for Charlie, my six-year old brother, and myself. The two of us became … Continue reading

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Grandpa Meets His Match

Allen Vance and his father Sam arrived in the Northwest Territories in the fall in 1899 to check out the area. Sam’s brother was already homesteading near Neepawa, Manitoba; no doubt the prospect of 160 acres for $10 was appealing. … Continue reading

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Boarding the Teacher

How Grandma Met Grandpa Our Grandmother, Emily Priscilla Turner was hired to teach at Spy Hill, SK around 1904, and was to be boarded with a local family, as was the custom of the time. According to Uncle Steve, she … Continue reading

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Grandmother’s Family

As I wrote yesterday, William Turner and Alice Watchorn were married in Bruce County, ON — Alice’s home — on April 18, 1877. This couple had seven children, six born in Keppel twp, Grey County, Ontario: William John…………..born April 7, … Continue reading

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