The Old Hitching Post

I have visited Wascana Park in our city hundreds of times, which is where the Legislative Building, seat of our province’s government, is located. But I never noticed this bit of history sitting in front of the building until recently. The plaque in front of the hitching post says “Original Hitching Post c.1912 re-established 2012”.

Here’s a little history of the Legislative Building if you’re interested:

“The Saskatchewan Legislative Building is one of the most historic properties in all of Saskatchewan, and one of the province’s greatest achievements. Constructed from 1908 to 1912, it truly represents the spirit of the province and its people. 

When construction of the Legislative Building began in 1908, it was more than simply stone on stone; it marked the building of a dream. Today, the Legislative Building continues to stand as a testament to the spirit of a new province and its people, and their hope for a bright future. That pioneer spirit has never wavered, and, for over 100 years, the Saskatchewan Legislative Building has played a vital role in the life of the community and the life of the province.” (courtesy of

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