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Greetings, fellow FOPASKers. A few days ago Friend Ron sent along a couple of photos he had discovered in his family archive, which he sent along with this request:

We have this photograph of Sprucedale Farm  It appears to be in southern Saskatchewan from  the lack of trees and rolling hills.
With all your connections, would you have any way of finding out where this was located?
I believe the owners were Don and Kate McLaren but I have been unable to find their names anywhere.
With your sleuthing abilities perhaps you might come up with something.
  With great appreciation,
        Ron D

About the gopher's sleuthing abilities, pshaw, although I did check a couple of books of Saskatchewan place names, finding Spruce Bay and Spruce Lake, both in the parkland zone on the NorthWest side. As Ron notes, Sprucedale doesn't look like a good fit. There is also the date on the barn, 1910, when there was still land to be settled on in southern areas of the province. 

As for sleuthing, would any Friends have suggestions as to where to search, or by chance know anything about the McLarens? If so, feel free to jump in.

Stay safe, and warm..

-- 

Bill Armstrong

interim gopher

Friends of the Saskatchewan Archives


Regina, Saskatchewan,   

 

 

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