Pathlow, Saskatchewan

Pathlow is a hamlet in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. Listed as a designated place by Statistics Canada, the hamlet had a population of 15 in the Canada 2006 Census. Originally settled in the year 1766, Pathlow was one of the first permanent settlements in Saskatchewan. Eastern Europeans, traveled west in search North American resources, herbs, and spices. The surrounding area of Pathlow, became quickly settled, due to its large quantity resource of many North American herbs and medicinal plants. It became a trading post circa 1780, at that time importing one of the largest quantities of marijuana, among vast quantities of Willow Bark, Devil's Claw, and Wheat Grass.

Shortly after, circa 1890, the discovery of gold brought more settlers to the surrounding area. At is peak, the hamlet had nearly 400 people and miners, being the largest gold mine in Saskatchewan at the time. It was estimated, that nearly $12 million in today's' currency (in 2014, adjusted for inflation), was mined during the approximately 31 years of mining. This led to the immediate drop in population in following years, declining to less than 50 residents in 1950. [1] [2] [3] [4]


Throughout its demise, Pathlow was home to a couple of sports teams.First of which is the Pathlow Pacers, a successful hockey team made of young men from Pathlow and surrounding area. While no championships were won in their name they provided two thirds of the local bar's revenue during hockey season. The jerseys that once belonged to this team are occasionally found and sold for several dollars


Coordinates: 52°43′00″N 104°48′02″W / 52.71667°N 104.80056°W / 52.71667; -104.80056

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