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- 041 - Period Costumes - Lauria & Bruce Neil - 24 July 2010 - Dan Loran
- 1910s - Bell - Campkin Farmhouse SAB R B10,906
The Campkin family lived here from about 1903 until 1910. - The Campkin family lived in the old Bell Farmhouse from about 1903 until 1910. During that time they made a number of improvements to the property, including installation of electricity and hot water piping, as well as a telephone (apparently the telephone system installed by Major Bell in 1884 had long since been removed or ceased to operate). SOURCES: Photo: Sask Archives: R B 10,906 History of Indian Head & District, 1984,p. 310 Research by: Michelle Cabana, Saskatoon and Frank Korvemaker, Regina
- 1910s - Bell Farm House - Campkin Farm Residence - Farmer's Advocate
View of the Bell Farmhouse (far left) and of the Bell Farm round barn (far right - hardly visible) during the years when the Campkin family owned the property.
"Farmers Advocate", 2 Jan, 1910, p. 1564 - https://www.canadiana.ca/view/oocihm.8_06921_248/12?r=0&s=1
Michelle Cabana, Saskatoon, Sask.
- 1950s - Bell Farmhouse - north side, ca. 1955
Close up view of the north side of the original Bell Farmhouse from the barn. This photo was printed in May 1956 - probably taken in 1955. SOURCE: Libby [Bell] MacAulay; now in Sask. Archives, Regina
- 1998 - Bell Barn - N wall detail - 2 April 1998 - CYR photo by Frank Korvemaker
2 April 1998 - The NW corner of the Bell Barn has cracked and starts to fall outward. (Source: Sask. CYR - Frank Korvemaker)
- Blenkin, Thomas and Rose Anna - Bell Farm employees
Thomas Blenkin was born in Clinton, Ontario in 1869; Rose Anna Newstead was born in 1868, also in Ontario, likely near Haliburton. Rose Anna moved West in 1880, eventually settling north of Balcarres, then to the Red Fox District, near Sintaluta, where she met Thomas Blenkin. Thomas Blenkin came West in 1891, settling south of Sintaluta in the Durham District. They were married in March 1892, and began married life working as a couple on the Bell Farm. Their son, Abraham was born on Feb. 5, 1893 - and probably also lived on the Bell Farm. Abraham was killed in a farm accident in 1908, at age 15. In 1897 the Blenkin family began to homestead on their own land in the Red Fox District, also near Sintaluta. In 1913 Thomas Blenkin accepted a job as farm instructor at the federal government's Indian Agency on the Assiniboine Reserve, SW of Sintaluta. He resigned in 1918, discouraged with the lack of progress in teaching farming to the aboriginal people. Thomas Blenkin died in December 1940; Rose Anna lived another 27 years, and died a month after she turned 100.
"Tales of the Red Fox: history of Assiniboine Reserve, Town of Sintaluta, Districts of Allindale, Durham, Blackwood, Red Fox and Spring Coulee", p. 306-309.
Frank Korvemaker, Regina, Saskatchewan
- Bell Barn 25 Aug 2010 Korvemaker 023
23 July 2010 - Panel 7.1: 19th Century Horsepower (Source: Frank Korvemaker)
- Detail of medals awarded to Major Bell for military service in 1866, 1870 and 1885
Military Medals - Military Medals
- Grand Opening Ceremony - 24 July 2010
Photo by Dan Loran
- Lobster Nite Bell Barn 97 - title and porch
(Photo by: Dan Loran)
- Register entry 066 - Angus MacKay
Visited the Bell Farm in August 1884 - Angus MacKay was a local Indian Head homesteader and was appointed by the federal government to become the founding director of the Dominion Experimental Farm at Indian Head.
"Indian Head and District History", p. 535
Frank Korvemaker, Regina, Sask.
- Volunteer Bar B Q - 24 September, 2010 - Kay Dixon photo
2 Oct. 2010 - After the dancing comes a trip to the food bar. (Source: Kay Dixon)
- w0032 Bell Barn Reconstruction 321 Dan Loran 4 Aug 2009
After a wall segment dries and is firm enough to hold the weight of more stones, the next layer is set in place. (Source: Dan Loran)
- wDSC00187 Duncan and crowd
Tourism Minister Dustin Duncan addresses Bell Barn Society members and supporters as he announces provincial government financial support for reconstruction of the historic Bell Barn. (Source: Bill Armstrong)