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Country  Canada
Census division  No. 11
Post office Founded  1906-06-01
Area  135 ha
Province  Saskatchewan
Area code  306
Region  Saskatchewan
Rural Municipality  Last Mountain Valley
Time zone  CST (UTC-6)
Population  216 (2011)
Local time  Friday 7:40 AM
Govan, Saskatchewan
Weather  -7°C, Wind NW at 10 km/h, 80% Humidity

Govan /ˈɡɒvən/ is a town in the province of Saskatchewan, Canada located 111 kilometres north of Regina on Highway 20. In 2011 the town had 216 residents.

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Map of Govan, SK, Canada

History

The first settlers made their homes along the shores of Long Lake (now known as Last Mountain Lake), at places close to McKillops's Landing, Arlington Beach, and Taylorboro. The original settlers used the waters of Last Mountain Lake, which is 93 kilometres long, as a means of transportation. Supplies for the farmers were brought north up the lake and all the grain was taken down the lake in boats, then stored in elevators at the East End. This lake transportation system was abandoned when the early extension of the Canadian Pacific Railway Kirkella branch from Bulyea to Lanigan and on to Saskatoon was built, opening up more of the country to the settlers.

The first house to be built within a five-mile radius of Govan was erected in 1903 by Oscar Landstrom, on the southeast quarter of Section 32, Township 27, Range 22 west of the second meridian.

Some of the settlers came north from Craven, through Bulyea and Strasbourg districts. Others came up the waters on Long Lake.

References

Govan, Saskatchewan Wikipedia


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