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Canadian History Ehx

May 20, 2019

On May 1, 1917, thousands of children from hundreds of school were given the day off.


To kill 500,000 gophers in a governmental effort to rid the province of the animal.

Did it do more harm than good? What was the experience of gopher day like for children, organizers and others?

Today, we delve into this unique Saskatchewan holiday from year's past.