Place:Roche-Percée, Saskatchewan, Canada

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NameRoche-Percée
TypeVillage
Coordinates49.083°N 102.817°W
Located inSaskatchewan, Canada     (1909 - )
Also located inCoalfields No. 4, Saskatchewan, Canada    
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Roche Percee is a village in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. The village is situated near the American border of North Dakota just off of Highway 39. Roche Percee is 20 km (12 miles) east of Estevan in the valley of the Souris River.

Roche Percee Provincial Historic Site is located nearby. Referred to by local residents as "The Rocks", it has large sandstone deposits in which some caves have formed. The name of the village comes from the Métis name of the rock formations, which means "pierced rock" in French. Another similar formation Rocher Percé (Percé Rock) is located in Quebec.

Roche Percée is located in a coal mining district. The first viable mine was established in 1891 and by 1893 the CPR SOO line came through. However, it was not until 1909 that the village was incorporated. Source:Encyclopeda of Saskatchewan, The

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