Central Butte

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Location
50°47'31"N
106°30'28"W
Country
 Canada
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Description

Central Butte is a town in Saskatchewan, Canada, approximately 200 kilometres (120 mi) from Saskatoon, Regina and Swift Current and 100 kilometres (62 mi) from Moose Jaw. Thunder Creek, a river that flows into Moose Jaw, begins south of the community. The town is served by the Central Butte Airport (TC LID: CJC4).

History

The first settlers arrived to farm in the Central Butte area in 1905, the same year Saskatchewan became a province. In 1906 a store and post office were established. A railway from Moose Jaw made it to the Central Butte area at the end of 1914, meaning the 48-mile-long (77 km) trips to Craik for supplies were no longer necessary. After the railway arrived, a permanent township was chosen and businesses in the area were moved in.

Recreation and clubs

4-H Kin Canada Lions Club Royal Canadian Legion Butte Junction Dance Curling Figure skating Karate Minor ball Minor hockey Seniors activities Senior hockey Volleyball

Notable people

James Alcock - professor of psychology, author Ron Atchison - Saskatchewan Roughriders defensive lineman Blair Jones - professional hockey player R. Harlan Smith - country singer Clarke Wilm - professional hockey player
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