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Eldorado, Saskatchewan

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Country  Canada
Census division  Division No. 18
Post Office Closed  1982-07-20
Local time  Wednesday 4:23 AM
Area code  306
Region  Saskatchewan
Post Office Established  1953-07-09
Time zone  CST
Province  Saskatchewan
Eldorado, Saskatchewan
Weather  -31°C, Wind N at 8 km/h, 68% Humidity

Eldorado was a mining town located on Beaverlodge Lake in northern Saskatchewan, Canada. The original name was Beaverlodge. Originally established by the Eldorado Mining and Refining company the town was later displaced by Uranium City. It housed miners, company families and related workers. A one-room school looked after elementary students up to grade six, after which students were bussed to Uranium City. Eldorado had its own air service of DC3s and DC4s, which supplemented commercial air service by Pacific Western Airlines. Air was the accepted mode of travel to and from Eldorado and Uranium City. The nearby Beaverlodge mine was in operation from 1953 until 1982. Eldorado and Uranium City are along Saskatchewan Highway 962 an isolated stretch of highway.

Map of Eldorado, SK, Canada

The first post office was established in 1953 with John Edgar Hamlin as postmaster; E.A.Garton (Ed) was the postmaster from January 11, 1955, to April 29, 1970. The post office was closed July 20, 1982, with May A. Grona as the last postmaster.

References

Eldorado, Saskatchewan Wikipedia


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