Yorkton's Early Story

Yearly Summary

 Pre-Settlement

 1882-1889

 1890-1899

 1900-1909

 1910-1919

 1920-1929

 1930-1939

 1940-1949

 1950-1959

 1960-1969

 1970-1979

 1980-1989

 1990-1999

 2000-2009

 2010-Present

Articles

Books Available

Municipal Manuals

Scrapbook

Other History

Yorkton's 125th Anniversary

Gallagher Centre Renovations

 On-Site Photos

Water Plant Expansion

Water Pollution Control Plants

2010 State of Emergency

Therese Lefebvre Prince, Historian
Tel: (306) 786-1722
Fax: (306) 786-6880
e-mail:

Books Available

The City of Yorkton has published several works for your enjoyment.


 

Windows on Our History
The City of Yorkton is pleased to announce that we've done a reprint of the history book, "Windows On Our History". The book, written by Terri Lefebvre Prince and several contributors, chronicles Yorkton's history from pre-colonization to 2005.

Book Price: $40.00 tax included

For more information contact Terri Lefebvre Prince, Heritage Researcher at 786-1722 or
 


 
  The Whiskey Man
An account of the Balmoral Hotel/ Bronfman saga from its early days up to the hotel's demise by fire in 1985. The research focused on finding more local details, in particular, more on the life and times of Harry Bronfman's sojourn in Yorkton, the involvement of his brothers Abe and Sam in the community's life and the role the Bronfman family played from 1915 to the mid 1920s during Prohibition years in Saskatchewan.  More info...

 
  The Cemetery Walking Tour Book
A self-guided walking tour of the City of Yorkton Cemetery located on the corner of King Street and Number 9 Highway South.  Providing a unique experience, the tour book will help you explore much of the regions history through the lives of many of the very early pioneers, and some of the more contemporary figures of Yorkton and area.  More info...

 
  "Promise and Potential"
Yorkton in the Early 1900's
A self-guided heritage walking tour book introduces you to Yorkton's past through the homes and other buildings built by the people who lived there.  More info...
 

Pioneer Ways & Bygone Days
The tour book Pioneer Ways & Bygone Days based on information from the records of the City of Yorkton Archives, provides a close-up look of the old town centre of Yorkton.  It was made possible by a grant from the Saskatchewan Council for Archives & Archivists.

Yorkton had a strong corporate history since 1882, having been settled under the leadership of the York Farmers' Colonization Company of Toronto.  Once the railway came to the new Yorkton site in 1891, it prospered quickly.  This prosperity is evident in the remaining commercial buildlings and the stories of the commercial bygone days.

Folks are welcomed to takethe tour or to buy the book for an "arm-chair" visit.

Cost - $10.00 including GST.  For sale at City Hall, Western Development Museum, Tourism Yorkton, and Frameworks.