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Article Eighty-One
Robert W Caswell

	In 1883, a 23 year old man named Robert W Caswell, came to THE TEMPERANCE
	COLONY of Saskatoon. RW and his brother, Joseph, were among the first group
	of men to arrive here.

	RW Caswell was a telegrapher by trade and served as a telegraph operator from
	his homestead. He also was in charge of the line from Clark's Crossing (also
	known as Telegraph Crossing) to Prince Albert.

	In 1885, the Dominion Government hired him to build a telegraph loop line
	to connect Batoche with Duck Lake and have an operator there to enable the
	NWMP to communicate with Regina.  As he was doing this, the 1885 uprising broke
	out and he telegraphed the news to Ottawa.  After the rebellion he went to work
	as a telegraph operator at various locations in Western Canada including Gull 	
	Lake, Sask. He died in 1951 at the age of 91. So ended a most interesting life.

	Notes courtesy of CN Pensioners Association Newletter
	Editor: Bliss Cross and Bev Harvey (Research Notes)

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