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Young, Saskatchewan

Young
Village
Main Street
Main Street
Young is located in Saskatchewan
Young
Young
Location of Young in Saskatchewan
Coordinates:
Country Canada
Province Saskatchewan
Region Saskatchewan
Founded 1908
Post Office Established 1909-04-01
Village Incorporated June 7, 1910
Government
 • Mayor Brian Rowan
 • Governing body Young Village Council
Area
 • Land 2.51 km2 (0.97 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 239
 • Density 95.2/km2 (247/sq mi)
Time zone CST
Postal code S0K 4Y0
Area code(s) 306
Highways Highway 2
Website Official Site
[2][3]
Grain elevator

Young is a village in Saskatchewan. The economy is dominated by local agriculture and the nearby Mosaic Potash mine.[4]

History

Young came into being with the coming of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railroad and at one time hoped to be the hub of four railroads. It was incorporated into a town in 1910, named for F.G. Young, land agent. Wide streets were laid for a growing town with sights on becoming a city. Business flourished: stores, hotel, billiard hall, barber shop, bank, doctor, drug store, no less than three lumber yards, livery barns, blacksmith shop, three churches and a school.

A train engineer took note of the rock formations near town. He came back to develop a huge limestone kiln that produced 1000 bushels of lime a day. Concrete formed the base of this structure that stood 53 feet high with a trestle 200 feet long. The remains can still be seen at the north-west end of 2nd Avenue, just beyond the Senior housing.

The far-sighted and ambitious pioneers who started the town may have had their dreams toned down somewhat as Young did not become the hub of the railroads and the large town and city never came its way. The present residents still have some of that enthusiasm flowing through their veins. For a village of less than 300 people, it has a store, service station, post office, Credit Union, Insurance agent, restaurant, two churches, private caterers and a school.

On the social side, the 3 sheet curling rink with artificial ice and hockey arena are the centre of activity in the winter. The swimming pool, golf course, ball diamonds and the ever improving playground are the places to be in the summer. Its school has a shop, home economics, computer room, photography, art program and gymnasium.[5]

A fire in Young, Sask., destroyed the village's oldest building, a former hotel, bar and popular meeting place for residents. The blaze at the Young Hotel started shortly before 3 a.m. on November 12, 2011. The hotel was built in 1910.[6]

Demographics

References

  1. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". Statistics Canada. Government of Canada. Retrieved 2014-08-21. 
  2. ^ National Archives, Archivia Net. "Post Offices and Postmasters". Retrieved 2014-08-21. 
  3. ^ Government of Saskatchewan, MRD Home. "Municipal Directory System". Retrieved 2014-08-21. 
  4. ^ "Economy of Young". Village of Young. Retrieved 2011-03-06. 
  5. ^ "History of Young". Village of Young. Retrieved 2011-03-06. 
  6. ^ "Young's century-old hotel building destroyed". CBC News. Retrieved 2013-02-09. 
  7. ^ "2011 Community Profiles".  
  8. ^ "2006 Community Profiles".  
  9. ^ "2001 Community Profiles".  

External links

  • Village of Young website
North: Viscount
West: Allan Young East: Watrous

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