Tag Archives: Galicians

1897 Letter Praising the Galician Settlers

What follows is a letter to the “Manitoba Morning Free Press” from an employer praising the Galician settlers. This is an open letter to Clifford Sifton, Minister of the Interior

Tuesday, August 3, l897

THE GALICIAN SETTLERS

A good deal has been said throwing doubt upon the value of the Galician immigrants who have come into Manitoba this season. Undesirable indivi­duals are inevitable in any large body of immigrants but from the testimony given below there is every reason to anticipate that these will prove an industrious and Continue reading

GALICIANS AT YORKTON

Manitoba Morning Free Press
Thursday, July 8, 1897

The New Arrivals Located In the Sliding Hills District Public Works For Their Benefit

Originally from the July 3 Yorkton Association Enterprise

The sharp toot from the engine of a special train on Monday drew all the citizens from their avocations to go and see a fresh contingent of Galicians arrive. Eight densely loaded coaches drew up alongside of the platform, and immediately some 500 future Yorkton settlers at last realized a faint idea of what their future home and future market town was like.  The town and the general aspect of the country was not very entrancing just then, mud and wet everywhere. However Continue reading