Bures, Saskatchewan

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Bures is a locality[1] in Key West Rural Municipality No. 70 in the province of Saskatchewan, Canada. Located 3 east of highway 623 on Range Road 221, approximately 15 km north of the town of Ogema.

History[edit]

Bures is located at SW-36-8-22 W2M was founded predominantly by Scandinavian settlers in 1933. The community was named by Mr. C.P. Ennals who originally came from Bures, Suffolk, England.[2]

A grain elevator was built in 1925 next to the railway, by 1933 the community had a post office, general store operated by Mr. L.B. Quinn. In 1940 Bures Co-op was incorporated, later moving to Ogema in 1954.

Bures School was located 1.5 km south of the community at 26-8-22 W2M opening in 1911, E.A. Kilpatrick was the first teacher. The school was closed in 1957 and the store and post office in 1967.

Notable residents[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Government of Canada Place Names - Bures, Saskatchewan
  2. ^ Bures, Saskatchewan - Historical marker - Ghost Towns Canada

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Coordinates: 49°41′17″N 104°54′36″W / 49.688°N 104.910°W / 49.688; -104.910