This small town began as a division point of the Canadian Pacific Railway, once the tracks were laid in 1882.
The location of the original tracks is marked with a plaque on the west side of town.
The town is also known as a sanctuary for migrating Canada geese.
The town and the post office were named in 1882 when the Canadian Pacific Railway was built that far, because the level prairie gave a braad view of the surrounding landscape.
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