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TURNING BACK THE PAGES OF TIME: 1913, Free homesteads in Canada

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100 years ago (1913)

An advertisement offered free homesteads in Canada in the "new" districts of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta.

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The 60-acre farms were estimated to be worth $20 to $25 per acre in three years' time. The farmsteads were amenable to grains and cattle.

"Excellent railway facilities" were available, according to the ad.

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