Froude, Saskatchewan

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Froude
Hamlet
Froude is located in Saskatchewan
Froude
Froude
Location in Saskatchewan
Coordinates: 49°40′19″N 103°16′50″W / 49.67194°N 103.28056°W / 49.67194; -103.28056Coordinates: 49°40′19″N 103°16′50″W / 49.67194°N 103.28056°W / 49.67194; -103.28056
Country Canada
Province Saskatchewan
Region Southeast Saskatchewan
Census division 1
Rural Municipality Griffin
Established 1908
Government
 • Reeve David Hoffort
 • Administrator Laureen Keating
 • Governing body Benson No. 35
Time zone CST
Area code(s) 306
Highways Highway 13
Railways Canadian Pacific
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Froude is a hamlet in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan, located in the Rural Municipality of Griffin No. 66, along the historic Ghost Town Trail, also known as the Red Coat Trail.

History[edit]

Froude is named after the English historian James Anthony Froude.

The post office opened on June 1, 1908, in a private dwelling, Section 27, Township 8, Range 10, W2. On December 31, 1969, the post office shut its doors.

Population[edit]

The community of Froude had a peak population of 200 citizens in 1920–21. It has struggled over the years to maintain a steady population and has now become a semi–ghost town, with few residents remaining.

Businesses[edit]

Froude once a had a booming economy with a variety of businesses such as Canadian Pacific Railway telegraph and Dominion Express services, two grain elevators, Federal Grain Co. and North Star Grain Co. offices, a bank, a hardware store, a general store, a blacksmith, and a Presbyterian church.

Location geography[edit]

Froude is located in the Federal Electoral District of Souris—Moose Mountain in the Rural Municipality of Griffin No. 66, at an elevation of 2,012 feet (613 m).

Education[edit]

Froude School District No. 1896 was organized in the fall of 1907 and closed in June 1970.

Notable citizens[edit]

  • Jack Yateman, was awarded the Bronze Medal, the highest award to be given to a Boy Scout. He received this award at the age of 16, after saving the life of his patrol leader, E. Fox, during a swimming incident at a Scout camp at Bear Lake.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Archives, Archivia Net, Post Offices and Postmasters 
  2. ^ Government of Saskatchewan, MRD Home, Municipal Directory System [dead link]
  3. ^ Canadian Textiles Institute. (2005), CTI Determine your provincial constituency 
  4. ^ Commissioner of Canada Elections, Chief Electoral Officer of Canada (2005), Elections Canada On-line 

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