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The beginning of the Saskatchewan boom

This week on Blue Sky we're looking back. 100 years ago this spring Saskatchewan was in the midst of a boom that still ranks as one of the biggest voluntary movements of people in history. In 1906 the new province had just more than 91,000 people. By 1912 the population was just less than 500,000 people. Bill Waiser is an author and professor of history at the University of Saskatchewan. We sat down to talk about why hundreds of thousands of people decided to make this place their home all those years ago.
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