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Turtleford

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Turtleford is a town in the rural municipality of Mervin No. 499, in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. Turtleford is located on Highway 26 near the intersection / concurrency with Highway 3 and Highway 303. The nearest large communities are North Battleford and Lloydminster. The Turtle River runs through Turtleford, and nearby are Bright Sand Lake and Turtle Lake.Turtleford boasts the nation's largest turtle statue (more than eight feet tall), named Ernie. "Ernie the Turtle" is located on Hwy 26 near the south edge of town.A small vulnerable songbird called Sprague's pipit has a breeding range in the northern Great Plains of North America, and amongst their breeding spots is Turtleford, Saskatchewan.HistoryFirst settled in 1907 and 1908 the town was named for its proximity to the early river crossing on the Turtle River. A post office opened in 1913 and by 1914 the ongoing extension of a Canadian Northern Railway branch from North Battleford had reached Turtleford. By 1915 dozens of businesses had opened and Turtleford became a major centre for the area population.
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