New Finland

New Finland, Saskatchewan
New Finland or Uusi Suomi is a district in the Qu'Appelle valley, the south eastern part of the province of Saskatchewan, Canada.wikipedia
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Finnish Canadians

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David Jeremia Kautonen was the first Finnish settler to arrive at the New Finland district in 1888, setting up a homestead on southwest quarter section of township 36 range 17 west of the second Meridian.
Today, the communities of Thunder Bay, Sudbury and New Finland form the main centres of Finnish-Canadian activity.

Block settlement

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Uusi Suomi is Finnish for "New Finland", the name adopted by this Finnish block settlement.

Finnish Americans

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The years between 1870 and 1930 are sometimes referred as 'the Great Migration' of Finns into North America.

Rural Municipality of Willowdale No. 153

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The population of the New Finland district was enumerated as a portion of the rural municipality RM of Willowdale No. 153.
New Finland is a Finnish speaking block settlement locates within the RM.

Midsummer

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The New Finland district does celebrate St. John's Day with their annual Juhannus - Celebration of Summer.
Finnish Canadians in the New Finland district, Saskatchewan, Canada celebrate Juhannus.

Saskatchewan

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New Finland or Uusi Suomi is a district in the Qu'Appelle valley, the south eastern part of the province of Saskatchewan, Canada.

Canada

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New Finland or Uusi Suomi is a district in the Qu'Appelle valley, the south eastern part of the province of Saskatchewan, Canada.

Finland

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Uusi Suomi is Finnish for "New Finland", the name adopted by this Finnish block settlement.

Qu'Appelle River

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The homesteaders found an area in Saskatchewan near Qu'Appelle River which resembled the homeland of Finland both in geography and climate.

Canadian Pacific Railway

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According to C.D. Hendrickson, immigration agent for the Canadian Pacific Railway, there were only three families living in the New Finland District in the spring of 1891.

Assiniboia

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By 1882, the nearby town of Whitewood, Provisional District of Assiniboia, North-West Territories was a major stop on the C.P.R. Kautonen had been joined by John Lauttamus and Matti Mutamaa. All lands east of the provisional districts of Saskatchewan and Assiniboia were taken.

Territorial evolution of Canada

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By 1882, the nearby town of Whitewood, Provisional District of Assiniboia, North-West Territories was a major stop on the C.P.R. Kautonen had been joined by John Lauttamus and Matti Mutamaa.

Minnesota

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The C.P.R. immigration department then encouraged Finnish settlers of the Minnesota and Dakota region in the United States to emigrate to Canada.

Dakota Territory

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The C.P.R. immigration department then encouraged Finnish settlers of the Minnesota and Dakota region in the United States to emigrate to Canada.

United States

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The C.P.R. immigration department then encouraged Finnish settlers of the Minnesota and Dakota region in the United States to emigrate to Canada.

Emigration

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Push factors refer primarily to the motive for emigration from the country of origin, which usually involves its history.

History of Finland

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Push factors refer primarily to the motive for emigration from the country of origin, which usually involves its history.

Russification of Finland

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The “February manifesto” of Tzar Nicholas II in 1899 merged the army of Finland with that of Russia which resulted in mandatory army training.

Nicholas II of Russia

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The “February manifesto” of Tzar Nicholas II in 1899 merged the army of Finland with that of Russia which resulted in mandatory army training.

Russia

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The “February manifesto” of Tzar Nicholas II in 1899 merged the army of Finland with that of Russia which resulted in mandatory army training.

Districts of the Northwest Territories

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All lands east of the provisional districts of Saskatchewan and Assiniboia were taken.

District of Saskatchewan

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All lands east of the provisional districts of Saskatchewan and Assiniboia were taken.

Rural municipality

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The population of the New Finland district was enumerated as a portion of the rural municipality RM of Willowdale No. 153.