Benson, Saskatchewan, Canada

Village of Benson

Located on NW 1/4, north of CNR tracks,
Originally the Grand Trunk Pacific Railroad, GTPR
Located on Section 10, Tsp 6, Rge 8, West of 2nd

Latitude- 49° 27' 00“ N
Longitude- 103° 01' 00” W

Located in the RM of Benson #35

Population of the RM in 2006= 434

Altitude 1955 ft

Part of my Dad's 1927 Map

In 1927 it had the Post Office, at least one Elevator, Telegraph, and a Gas Station

CNR Depot Benson Saskatchewan

Main Street Benson, taken in 1928
Both photos above taken by my Aunt Rose Gesell

Benson History Book
1981- History of RM of Benson #35
and the Hamlets of Bryant, Cullen, Viewfield and Woodley.

Please Note- I now have a copy of this book, and can offer free lookups for anyone with family in this area.
Thanks to Gary and Georgina Dickenson, for saving the book, and donating it to me, for use here.
I agree with Gary, it would be a shame to see it in the trash.
Thanks To the Dickenson's from Myrtle Point Oregon, USA!

I don't have much info on Benson, but did find these few photos
Some of the Rural Schools in my mom's albums, so decided to add a Benson section
For these Schools at least.
If you have more photos, send them on please.

RM of Benson #35 held a 100th Anniversary Celebration on August 1, 2010, at the Benson Recreation Facility

Benson Post Office Hstory
1920-1921 Residents

Rural Schools nearby:
Holmes Lake School #695
Ossa School #744

Benson Cemeteries

Ext Links- Not my sites
Links may or may not work in the future.
I can't correct any errors or omissions

Benson Cemetery
NW Section, township 6, Range 8, W2

Benson Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Cemetery
SE Section 15, Township 6, Range 8, W2

Benson Viewfield Cemetery
NE Section 28, Township 6, Range 9, W2

Page Originally Created Apr 16, 2008**


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