Sylvia Olsen's Blog — North Battleford

My father's birthplace

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We are in Ontario already and I haven’t even mentioned Saskatchewan. We spent the long weekend there…several days off in a row. That alone is worth a mention. Driving across Canada usually means dashing through Saskatchewan on the way from Calgary or Edmonton to Winnipeg. This trip was no different except that this is the first time I’ve done the northern route and gone through The Battlefords—the birthplace of my father, Don Snobelen.     The vast prairie made me think about the story my grandfather, Joseph, told me of when my father was born in 1917. His due date...

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