Cupar was established in 1905. Here are the first 7 by laws I found in the Cupar Herald
dated 1909. Made me laugh. Somethings have changed and some things haven't.
Hopefully not to be sent to the gaol (jail ) for now anyways.
Almost all small rural communities not long after establishing themselves
played several different sports. Here is an early baseball team,
not all names are listed. Many were prominent business men in town.
Cupar's brick school was built in 1907. The original didn't have the side extensions
most people remember. One of the photos shows the teacherage to the left of the school.
Later the elementary school was there. Later it became the school board office.All these buildings are now gone but we do have a "new" K to 12 school near the old site.
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Small town newspapers are critical to research by community members and others.
The Cupar Herald began 6 November 1906 and continued into the early 1950's.
Not all issues exist. The Saskatchewan Archives has the remaining issues on microfilm.
The Cupar Museum houses the existing paper copies although they are quite fragile we
handle them with care.
This is the first board of directors of the Cupar and district Heritage Museum established in 1995.
It took 5 years to get to this point and the financial and volunteer efforts of the people and institutions of Cupar and area.