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Prairiedogs6
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"Viewed as the 'enemy of production' by the Department of Agriculture, all efforts were made to eliminate the gopher and the destruction it caused to crops."


"Life as a homesteader was hard enough, but battling rodents and insects just added to the struggle. Whether it was gophers, grasshoppers, or biting insects there were countless problems that had to be overcome if the crop was to be taken in."

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Prairiedogs6
Media Type:
photograph
Photographer:
H.G. Pfaff
Notes:
Photograph courtesy of Tourism Saskatchewan.
Keywords:
Gophers


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Image Preview Prairiedogs6 Photograph 1 - "Viewed as the 'enemy of production' by the Department of Agriculture, all efforts were made to eliminate the gopher and
Image Preview Reference PDF Document 2 - "In this annual report, the Department of Agriculture discussed the success of 'gopher day' in 1917. In one day thousan
Image Preview R-A20630 Photograph 3 - The 'Gopher Shield' won by Charlotteburg school for killing the most gophers on Gopher Day - May 1, 1917.
Image Preview Reference PDF Document 4 - An advertisement for gopher poison.
Image Preview S-B6074 Photograph 5 - A farmer surveying the destruction of his crop by grasshoppers.
Image Preview VT R-179.2 Video 6 - Saskatchewan's War on the Grasshopper (Silent Film).
Image Preview R-A6176 Photograph 7 - Horses seek relieve from the mosquitoes and black flies beside a small straw fire.
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