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Map of Saskatchewan Canada

Saskatchewan is a prairie province in Canada that is landlocked.  It has a total area of 251,700 sq mi. Saskatchewan is bordered by Alberta on the west, The United States on the South, on the north by the Northwest Territories, and the east by Manitoba.   Saskatoon is the largest city.  Other major cities include Prince Albert, Moose Jaw, Yorkton, Estevan, Swift Current, and North Battleford.

Who Stole the Bell of Batoche?

The Battle of Batoche lasted for four days in May of 1885.  It ended the insurrection of the Métis on the Canadian prairies. The uprising was trying to keep the rights and culture of the Métis who had mixed ancestry of First Nations People and Europeans.The Métis under the political
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Fort Walsh and the Cypress Hills Massacre

 What's the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Canada?For many people, the answer to that question is one of five things: 1) maple syrup; 2) beavers; 3) hockey; 4) beer; and 5) Mounties. Of those five things, only Mounties- formally known as the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, or
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The Tylosaurus, the key to Turtle Lake Monster and Cadborosaurous? In 1938, in the Chalumna River in South Africa, a fish was discovered.  The Coelacanth (pictured below), lesser known as Latimeria chalumnae, was thought to have been extinct for almost 300 million years but there it was, swimming happily.  The find was
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Cypress Hills Massacre

In 1873, a bloody "battle" known as the Cypress Hills Massacre took place when American wolfers, including Thomas Hardwick and John Evens, who were stopped at one of the posts, lost some horses. They believed the horses had been stolen by a group of Nakoda (Assiniboine) camped nearby, and after
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Saskatchewan Shipwreck

Mysteries of Canada is no stranger to shipwreck stories.  We have reported on the Gunilda Shipwreck, the Titanic, the Ethie and many more.  But to be reporting a Saskatchewan Shipwreck seems, even to me, a little strange. We tend to think of the Canadian Prairies as essentially flat and what
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U2 Spy Plane – The Dragon Lady

On 15 March, 1960, Captain Roger Cooper landed his U2 Spy Plane on the frozen surface of Wapawekka Lake in Saskatchewan after suffering an electrical failure. The U-2, made famous by the downing of Francis Gary Powers in his U-2 Spy Plane over Russia in May of 1960, was the
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