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  • Hirsch Community Jewish Cemetery, 1894- ?, ! 100 graves, Hwy 18, about 10 miles east of Estevan. "The Jewish cemetery is just west of the town. It contained five acres until Provincial Highwasy #18 expropriated 0.78 of an acre therefrom, when it was constructed in the 1950's. It now contains 4.22 acres and is located on the northwest corner of the northeast quarter of section 32, township 2, range 5, west 2nd Meridian. This cemetery acreage was set aside by the Jewish Colonization Association, who are still the owners. The balance of that quarter section in addition to other adjacent lands is now owned and farmed by Alex Schopp.
    There are 103 graves in this cemetery, of which only 50 remain marked now. I remember, prior to the drought of the 1930's, when there were several temporary markers. Due to neglect, lack of maintenance, and severe drifting of soil, these markers have disappeared. The original cemetery records which were kept by the late Chas. Zelickson, are lost." [Source?]
  • "An historic site, approximately 4.22 acres adjacent to Highway #18, about 2.5 miles west of Hirsch, Saskatchewan, east of Bienfait. It is located in the northwest corner of the northeast quarter of section 32, Township 2, Range 5, West 2nd Meridian." The Jewish Colonization Association owned it, originally 5 acres. 103 graves, of which 50 are marked, are listed at the website. Colony existed from 1892-1942. Source
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