Prairiedale No. 321 - A Brief History
The Rural Municipality (RM) of Prairiedale contains six townships with approximately 138,240 acres and the Villages of Smiley and Major. Dewar Lake is part of the municipality The RM was incorporated in 1910; the name of the municipality is a descriptive one chosen by the early settlers. Major is approximately 266.6 kilometres (kms) west of Saskatoon on Highway 51. The name comes from a series of titular names from a Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) list; the military theme is carried out in the names of the Village streets: Trooper Street, Recruit Street, and Sergeant Avenue. People from Ontario and the United States (U.S.) first settled the area in the 1880s. Major now has shopping/groceries, service station, camping, a credit union, post office, and courier service. Smiley was named for Ernest Everett Smiley. Born in Missouri, he filed on a homestead in the Smiley area in 1906. Today Smiley has groceries, service station, picnic/park/play area, post office, and courier service. The Rural Municipality (RM) of Prairiedale contains six townships with approximately 138,240 acres and the Villages of Smiley and Major. Dewar Lake is part of the municipality The RM was incorporated in 1910; the name of the municipality is a descriptive one chosen by the early settlers. Major is approximately 266.6 kilometres (kms) west of Saskatoon on Highway 51. The name comes from a series of titular names from a Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) list; the military theme is carried out in the names of the Village streets: Trooper Street, Recruit Street, and Sergeant Avenue. People from Ontario and the United States (U.S.) first settled the area in the 1880s. Major now has shopping/groceries, service station, camping, a credit union, post office, and courier service. Smiley was named for Ernest Everett Smiley. Born in Missouri, he filed on a homestead in the Smiley area in 1906. Today Smiley has groceries, service station, picnic/park/play area, post office, and courier service.

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