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Boissevain's first elevator - Photo courtesy E. I. Dow

Morrison took the South half of 28-2-22, which was left vacant when Robert Howatt died. Howatt's funeral, May 12, 1881, was the first funeral in the area. He was buried in a plot of ground on White­ water Creek, South of 19-2-22. Others arriving, included R. Russell, Alex Craig, the Gages (Albert, Ham and Thomas) and Emerson Lampman. Bera Pinch located on the boundary.

The pattern of settlement was further rounded out in 1882 by the arrival of settlers in the Waskada district, the treeless plain area, between the river and the mountains. John Spence located right on the Commission Trail. John Lee and Richard Wickham came in with Spence and the Rowe families, Sankeys and Lovells with the Nicholls came with the Anglican Church settlement

Boissevain's first station - Photo courtesy E. I. Dow