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Several farm hands take a break during harvest in the Peterson district.


"Harvest time on the prairies usually meant a serious labour shortage. The government and railways worked together to attract farm labourers to Saskatchewan by offering low fares and high wages. These efforts attracted large numbers of temporary workers. In 1912 over 15,000 arrived from Ontario and the Maritimes."

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R-B4600
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Peterson District; Farm Labourers


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Image Preview R-B4600 Photograph 1 - Several farm hands take a break during harvest in the Peterson district.
Image Preview R-A8514 Photograph 2 - Recruitment posters were used to help farmers get their requests in for hired help.
Image Preview M12 File II.44 PDF Document 3 - Correspondence with the Minister of Agriculture, William Motherwell, concerning the possibility of bringing harvest work
Image Preview Reference PDF Document 4 - An analysis concerning the need for workers at harvest time.
Image Preview A1361 Audio 5 - An interview with Byron Walters.
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