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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It is northwest of Whitewood, Saskatchewan, and south of Yorkton.

Tantallon, Saskatchewan

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Esterhazy, New Stockholm and Tantallon are other neighbouring settlements.

Flora of Saskatchewan

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New Finland is situated in the Melville Plain of the Aspen Parkland ecoregion.

Scythe

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They ploughed the land with oxen, harvested with scythes, and threshed it with flails.

Flail

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They ploughed the land with oxen, harvested with scythes, and threshed it with flails.

Gristmill

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In the early 1900s the community saw a store, blacksmith, sawmill, grist mill, and shingle making enterprises spring up.

Humid continental climate

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New Finland has a humid continental climate, with extreme seasonal temperatures.

Education in Saskatchewan

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Education was provided firstly in two one-room school houses, and in a few years, six schoolhouses served the district and then ten.

Temperance movement

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Another custom which was adopted in the New Finland district was to establish a "temperance society" as was popular with many Finnish settlements.

Accordion

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Music was supplied by accordion and mouth organ.

Mouth organ

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Music was supplied by accordion and mouth organ.

Souris—Moose Mountain

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Whitewood, Saskatchewan

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It is northwest of Whitewood, Saskatchewan, and south of Yorkton.
The first Finnish settlement in the west, New Finland is located here, and Hungarians, Swedes, Germans, Poles, Russians, Czechs, English, Scottish and Irish, also made Whitewood their destination in the new world.