Place:Rosthern, Saskatchewan, Canada

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NameRosthern
TypeCommunity
Coordinates52.667°N 106.333°W
Located inSaskatchewan, Canada
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Rosthern is a town at the juncture of Highway 11 and Highway 312 in the central area of Saskatchewan, Canada. It is located roughly halfway between the cities of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan and Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

History

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Rosthern was 100 years old in 2003. Its history is strongly tied to farming practices. Famous experimental farmer and author Seager Wheeler lived just outside of Rosthern. There are several apocryphal versions of the story about how the town got its name. One is that in the late 1880s when the railroad ran through from Regina to Prince Albert a man by the name of Ross drowned in the creek that flows through the town. "Terne" is old English for tarn meaning a pool, and the name stuck. In all likelihood, however, the town's name echoes an old world name brought over by a homesick worker on the railroad, in this case that of "Rostherne", a village in the UK.

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