Place:Hepburn, Saskatchewan, Canada

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NameHepburn
TypeCommunity
Coordinates52.567°N 106.717°W
Located inSaskatchewan, Canada
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Hepburn is a small farming and college community in Saskatchewan, Canada, approximately 45 kilometres northwest of Saskatoon.

History

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Hepburn was settled in the early 20th century as a railroad station. Connection made the community grow overnight and many people moved to the area. Before the 1930s the population of the village had reached over 800 people. In the 1930s, the area was affected by both the great depression and a huge drought affecting most of Western Canada. Many of the Hepburn's residents and farmers flocked to cities like Saskatoon and even to the United States. By the end of the decade, the population was less than 300.

In the 1940s, the village sent over 60 men to serve in World War II. After the war, Hepburn started to grow, and new homes were built. In 1989, the province shut down the railroad line, stranding three grain elevators. Like most Saskatchewan grain elevators, two were torn down but one remained, being converted into a museum about the history of Hepburn.

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