This farm, located four miles north of McTaggart, eventually became known as Shaw's Ranch. The "sheep barn" depicted above, although no longer in existence, was a landmark in the area.
A celebration of the 100th anniversary of this homestead was held Saturday June 26, 1999.
We had cups made up with a picture of the sheep barn and legal description of the original homestead quarter.
|Twenty eight descendants of Albert and Edith Shaw from four provinces
attended to help mark the occasion. We all met for brunch at the Weyburn
Inn Saturday morning.
At 5pm we reconvened at the Weyburn Inn for dinner and drinks - lots of wine (25 bottles but who was counting)!
Present (left to right):
Ross Eric Kyle Chrissie Dave Elaine Murray Yvonne Ed Bruce Donelda Anita Don Paul
Marj Owen Elmer Christopher Fran Teren James Linda Marcia Lindsey Mike.
Gord & Daniel
Don, Elmer, Murray and Chrissie all got up to tell numerous fond recollections of Albert and Edith Shaw. The event was video taped and has since been converted to DVD. It is something every Douglas descendant should cherish for insight into where they came from. Let me know by email if you would like a copy.
Fran Don Murray Yvonne Elmer and Chrissie
Ross Paul Bruce Eric Owen Ed and Marcia
James Lindsey Christopher Warren Kyle and Teren
First thing Sunday morning most of us headed for the pancake breakfast at Nickle Lake and a visit to the Albert Douglas Dam plaque.
Then to Ross and Marj's farm for beef on a bun.
The Alberta contingent had to leave for home from there.
Several of us headed back to Nickle Lake for the Jambouree. An even smaller group went to see the Albert Douglas Dam that creates Nickle Lake.
All in all, a pretty nice celebration. We had a lot of fun - for Douglases.
Thanks to Ross for organizing and hosting the event, almost single