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Saskatchewan, a province of the Dominion of Canada lying west of Manitoba and having Alberta on the west, North West Territories on the north and the United States on the south. The province is a vast plain, greater portion of its southern two thirds is situated in the great wheat-growing belt. The portion adjoining or lying near to Manitoba possesses much of the characteristics of that province as to soil, topography, climate, rainfall and, consequently, productive adaptabilities. The soil is a friable loam, easily worked and producing excellent crops of wheat, coarse grains and vegetables. The winter climate answers all requirements, both as to degree of cold and as to sufficiency of snowfall, for the production of the No. 1, hard wheat for which Western Canada is now noted. The valleys along Saskatchewan, Qu’Appelle, Assiniboine and Souris Rivers, Pipestone, Long and other creeks, are specially adapted for mixed farming, and the open prairie beyond affords large areas for grazing or grain-growing. Regina is the capital of the province situated in the southern area, the land here is a rich, fertile loam, as well to the south as to the north. The cultivation of flax is carried on to a considerable extent. Wheat-raising, however, is the important industry of this district, and the yields are highly satisfactory to the producer. Between Regina and Moose Jaw there is splendid land, and mostly occupied by prosperous farmers. The central portion of the province is almost centrally divided by the main Saskatchewan River, which is altogether within the district, and by its principal branch, the North Saskatchewan — most of the navigable length of which lies within its boundaries. It includes, in the south, a small proportion of the great plains, and in its general superficial features may be described as a mixed prairie and wooded region, abounding in water and natural hay and well-suited by climate and soil for the raising of wheat, cattle and sheep. As a general thing, the surface is gently undulating prairie. Adapted from The New Student's Reference Work (1914) (Saskatchewan (province)

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College Building National Historic Site located on the Main campus of the University of Saskatchewan
The University of Saskatchewan (U of S) is a coeducational public research university located on the east side of the South Saskatchewan River in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. The University is celebrating its centennial year in 2007. The University of Saskatchewan Act was passed by the Provincial Legislative Assembly of the Province and established the provincial university on April 3, 1907 "for the purpose of providing facilities for higher education in all its branches and enabling all persons without regard to race, creed or religion to take the fullest advantage". The University of Saskatchewan is now the largest education institution in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. The U of S is a member of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada as well as the Association of Commonwealth Universities.

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Hot Rod, Rowdy Roddy Piper
"Rowdy" Roddy Piper (born Roderick George Toombs, April 17, 1954 – July 30, 2015) was a Canadian professional wrestler, and film actor. Raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, he was billed from Glasgow, Scotland and was known for his signature kilt and bagpipe entrance music. He earned the nickname "Rowdy" by displaying his trademark "Scottish" rage, spontaneity, and quick wit, and was also nicknamed "Hot Rod". He was best known for his work with the World Wrestling Federation (now WWE).

After being expelled from junior high and having a falling out with his father, Piper hit the road and stayed in youth hostels wherever he could find them. By the age of 16, he was the youngest wrestler in the history of professional wrestling and he made his pro debut in Winnipeg, against Larry Hennig. Piper lost the match in ten seconds. He was a boxer and an amateur wrestler before he started to become a professional wrestler. He won the Golden Gloves boxing championship. He was awarded a Black Belt in Judo from American Judo champion, instructor, stuntman, and professional wrestler, Gene LeBell. By 2007, he had held more than 38 professional wrestling titles and had won more than 7,000 professional matches.

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:Brent: Want me to fill it up?
:Man: Sure. You know I've never driven across Saskatchewan before.
:Brent: Well, you still haven't really. About halfway to go yet.
:Man: Sure is flat.

Brent: How do you mean?
:Man: You know, flat. Nothing to see.
:Brent: What do you mean, like topographically? Hey Hank, this guy says Saskatchewan is flat.
:Hank: How do you mean?
:Brent: Topographically, I guess. He says there's nothin' to see.
:Hank: There's lots to see. There's nothin' to block your view.
:Brent: There's lots to see. Nothin' to block your view. Like the mountains back there. They're uh... Well, what the hell? I could've sworn there was a big mountain range back there. Juttin' up into the sky all purple and majestic. I must be thinkin' of a postcard I saw or somethin'. Hey, it is kinda flat, thanks for pointin' that out.
:Man: You guys always this sarcastic?
:Brent: Nothin' else to do.

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