A promise of land brought takers in droves. From Missouri River to the Volga, agents and advertisements spread the news that canada had decided to populate her west. As the century turned, immigrants crossed oceans, rode trains, and walked the prairies to claim the quarter section, 160 acres, offered every male over 18 years of age. They came, too, for the right to live their own lives in their own way, a freedom still celebrated in Saskatchewan.
National Geographic - May, 1979