In 1889, George Murray left Scotland and became a homesteader in Saskatchewan. He worked on the railroad which had not yet reached Yorkton. George's family joined him in Saltcoats in 1890. In June 1891, the family moved to the farm which was about 6 miles along a prairie trail, going northwest from Saltcoats.


The children attended the school at Saltcoats, on the edge of Lake Anderson.


Their next door farm-neighbour was James Mathers, 2 miles away.


The homestead documents for the land of George Murray and of James Mathers are seen by clicking the icons below.

The pioneer story of The Murrays Come to Canada is found when you



Homestead File for

George Murray's Land

Homestead File for

James Mather's Land