RosthernRosthern, Sask, incorporated as a town in 1903, population 1572 (2011c), 1382 (2006c). The Town of Rosthern is located midway between Saskatoon and Prince Albert. The origin of the name is unclear. One theory is that it is a misspelling of "rose thorn," because of the numerous and prickly wild roses in the area; the second theory is that it refers to the drowning of a man named Ross in a thern, an old English word meaning "pool."
In 1891 and 1892 a group of Mennonite farmers, several from the Manitoba settlements, arrived in the area. Dr Seager WHEELER, a pioneer in scientific agriculture, had his farm in the area; it is now a national historic site. Wheeler won 5 World Wheat Championships between 1911 and 1918 and was also the inventor of farm implements and other agricultural innovations.
The town has several attractions including the Seager Wheeler Farm and the Mennonite Heritage Museum. Nearby there are many historic sites from the North-West Rebellion including BATOCHE, Fish Creek and FORT CARLETON. Rosthern is the service centre for the local agricultural area and for the nearby historic and recreational attractions.