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- 027 Bell Barn Restoration 1425 24 July 2010 Dan Loran visitors
24 July 2010 - Visitors tour the Bell Barn Interpretive Centre during the Grand Opening. (Source: Dan Loran)
- 0770 Bell Barn Restoration 1078 18 May 2010 Dan Loran Mike Cook
18 May 2010 - Roofer Mike Cook, with Bonkowski Enterprises, helps restore the Bell Barn roof. (Source: Dan Loran)
- 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.
- 1960s - Bell Family Residence in Winnipeg, Manitoba, ca. 1960
This two storey frame residence at 147 Carlton Street was the home of Major and Catherine Bell and their children after they moved to Winnipeg, Manitoba. Major Bell was living here when he died in 1913. This view is from the newspaper article by Lillian Gibbons. SOURCE: Winnipeg Free Press, ca.1960.
- 2006 - Indian Head Bell Farm CRW 2691 JFR June 2006
- Harvest Time on the Bell Farm
A group of about a dozen men, women and children enjoying lunch in the field during harvest on the Bell Farm. Date unknown at this time.
Michelle Cabana, Saskatoon, Sask.
- HUTCHINSON, George
Visited the Bell Farm with the Tenant-Farmer Delegates on Oct 3, 1890. George Hutchinson (1854-1939) came from Brougham Castle, Penrith, England. In 1890 the Canadian government invited a dozen farmers from Great Britain to visit Canadian farms in order to report on agriculture and the prospects of immigration. The Tenant-Farmer delegates spent the autumn of 1890 travelling from Eastern Canada to the BC Coast with a stopover at the Bell Farm and / or the Dominion Experimental Farm on Oct 3, 1890. George Hutchinson was one of those delegates. He left Liverpool on 28 Aug along with five other delegates, on board the “Circassian” of the Allan Line. In his report he mentions driving around the Bell, Brassey and Dominion Experimental Farms, but they did not stop in to visit with Major and Mrs Bell due to the inclement weather.
http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/bibliography/1855/4.html - p. 40 http://canadianroots.info/canroots/index.php?route=%2Fcanroots%2Ftree%2Fcanadianroots.ged%2Findividual%2FI815%2FGeorge-Hutchinson 1891 Sessional Papers # 6, p. xxviii (Canada) - Delegates Tour - https://books.google.ca/books?id=r5w5AQAAMAAJ&pg=RA3-PR28&lpg=RA3-PR28&dq=George+Hutchinson,Brougham+Castle,+Penrith,+England.&source=bl&ots=FIitQFWIfn&sig=ACfU3U0IBoTyckphtq1sCOm981uxQdIEMA&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjm1aHxv_rrAhXVOn0KHTrMBMQ4ChDoATAAegQIAxAB#v=onepage&q=George%20Hutchinson%2CBrougham%20Castle%2C%20Penrith%2C%20England.&f=false - Bell Farm mentioned on p. 104 1891 England Wales Census - George Hutchinson - https://www.rootspoint.com/record/1891-UK-Census/George-Hutchinson-1854-Brougham-Westmorland-Brougham/c1519f95-36b1-4765-8e33-9f95bb6b86ed/
Michelle Cabana, Saskatoon, Sask. and Frank Korvemaker, Regina, Saskatchjewan
- PIE-A-POT (Piapot), - Indigenous Chief
This First Nation Band cut fire wood for the Bell Farm in 1883. Chief Pie-a-Pot (Piapot) and his Band lived almost due north of the Bell Farm, in the Qu'Appelle Valley. With few labourers available to him in 1882, Major Bell likely secured the services of the Band as quickly as possible, to ensure that he had a good supply of fire wood for that first winter on the plains (1882-83); and, if the service was good, arranged for subsequent purchases in succeeding years. Historical records confirm that Piapot's Band cut 800 cords of firewood in 1883. Stockpiles of firewood are evident in the 1884 William Notman photographs of the Bell Farm. Although there is no documentary confirmation that Piapot visited the Bell Farm, it is probable that he would have done so to see for himself how Major Bell was developing the Bell Farm on the open prairie.
http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=682&dat=18840208&id=K2lhAAAAIBAJ&sjid=Xi8DAAAAIBAJ&pg=4410,3578932 http://www.mccord-museum.qc.ca/scripts/imagedownload.php?accessNumber=M922.214.171.124&Lang=1&imageID=191200&format=large photo source http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio/payipwat_13E.html Pie-a-Pot/Piapot/Payipwat Manitoba Daily Free Press, 1 July 1887, p. 4 - Presbyterian Assembly visitors
Michelle Cabana, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; and Frank Korvemaker, Regina, Sask.
- SNELGROVE, Kate and Robert
Visited the Bell Farm in 1886 - Robert Snelgrove (1855-1937) and Kate Marshall (1858-1929) were both born in England. They were married in the spring of 1886 and immigrated to Canada shortly thereafter. The newlyweds went directly to Indian Head, and spent their first night there on the Bell Farm. Robert initially worked on the railroad, and later as a gardener at the Dominion Experimental Farm at Indian Head, planting rows of trees. In 1889 Robert and Kate acquired their own homestead in the Red Fox district, near Sintaluta, where they raised their family. Kate and Robert returned to England in 1904 for their first visit home in almost 20 years. In 1910, Robert again travelled to England to visit his aging parents. However, on the day he returned home to the farm near Sintaluta, their house and most of their possessions burned down. For a while the family lived in another house, then built an Eaton’s "catalogue house" in 1912. Kate and Robert raised four sons: Harry, Walter Sidney and Robert Jr., and added Elsie McQuatt to their family after her mother (Susan) died in 1904. Robert Jr., joined the infantry during World War I and was killed in 1918.
Sintaluta History book: “Tales of the Red Fox”, p. 728–730.
Frank Korvemaker, Regina, Saskatchewan
- Historic farm equipment
Close-up of McCormick-Deering Mower No. 7 - McCormick-Deering Mower No. 7 Photo by: Frank Korvemaker, Regina - 7 June 2017
- LEECH, Philip, Pauline and Ernie - Bell Farm employee
Philip worked on the Bell Farm in the 1890s. - Philip Leech (1867-1958) was born in England, and migrated to Canada in 1891, and soon began working on the Bell Farm, where he stayed for the next seven years, only leaving when the Farm was sold. Philip married Pauline Fisher of nearby Lebret shortly after he left the Bell Farm. In 1903 the Leech family moved to a homestead in the Baring district, where they raised 10 children. In that location, Philip was elected to the RM of Chester council, and served as Reeve for three years. Pauline died in 1919 during the Spanish Flu epidemic. Philip then married Ellen Shields in 1920, and added three more children to the already large family. He remained on his farm until his death in 1958. Sources: Leech family history supplied by Bob Leech, Glenavon, Sask. Research by: Frank Korvemaker, Regina, Sask.
- Mayor Sherry Karpa and Society Chair Kay Dixon at the Dinner Auction
Mayor Karpa lights the Mortgage held by Kay Dixon - 9 Aug. 2013 (Photo by Bruce Neill) - In 2009 the Society took out a loan for $150,000 to complete reconstruction of the Bell Barn. That loan has now been paid off and the "Mortgage" was ceremoniously burned to mark the event.
- Register entry 273 - Charles Macpherson Dobell
Visited the Bell Farm on August 21, 1888 - Charles Macpherson Dobell visited the Bell Farm on August 21 1888 along with his father Richard Reid Dobell and brother William. A cadet with the Royal Military College in 1888, Dobell went on to attain the `rank` of Lieutenant General in the British Army. He was knighted during World War I for his military service record.
https://archive.org/stream/proceedngs00roya#page/80/mode/2up photo source - also p. 70 for name https://archive.org/stream/proceedngs00roya#page/114/mode/2up military career https://archive.org/stream/cihm_14751#page/n41/mode/2up college dates http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/printable/98112 biography
Michelle Cabana, Saskatoon, Sask.
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PFRA staff plant trees and shrubs in the shelterbelt along the north side of the site. (Source: Laura Poppy)
- wBell Barn Prov Grant Ceremony efk 25 Aug 2009 025
Provincial Ministers (left to right): Bob Bjornerud (Agriculture), Don McMorris (Health) and Dustin Duncan (Tourism, Parks, Culture and Sport), and federal MP Andrew Scheer (far right) listen while MC Dayle Bowman introduces the afternoon program. (Source: Frank Korvemaker)