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History
Updated: 3/9/2020
History
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  • John and Lana williams, French immmigrants, were 33 when they started their journey.
  • In 1885, John and Lana Williams travelled west with their two children by the wayof horse and wagon due to the uncompleted Canadian Pacific Railway. They began their final trek on their way to Winnipeg.
  • The Williams Family: Developing a homestead in the Prairies
  • Their children were ages 4 and 6 months.
  • The cold winter was setting in. They had to go through rain, snow, and many more harsh weather conditions.
  • The Williams family knew it would be hard to survive the way to where their new homestead would be.
  • What are we going to do?
  • Relax sweetie. Everything is going to be okay.
  • 5 years later...
  • The Williams family met the Jones family while they were travelling and started developing a homestead near them.
  • John Williams and Michael Jones farmed together for their wives and kids. The Prairie climate did not make it easy to grow crops. With the help of other farmers, they began to experiment with different types of wheat strains to better suit the Prairie climate.
  • This technique worked for the farmers and this is the way all the settles fed their families.
  • Look how cute she is Mommy!
  • John Williams worked hard day and night to support his family with shelter, food, and clothing.
  • Hmm. I will build a home for my family, I will develop a farm for them, and I will work everyday for them.
  • There was now a new addition to the family. Little Maria had found a stray dog. They named her Lily.
  • The Williams family is still living in the prairies and are very happy. John built a home for his family and their farming techniques have never been more successful. Lana taught young children on the homesteads how to read and write. Overall, their entire family is beautiful and healthy.
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