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June 23, 2023

What We’re Reading | The story of Cecil George Harris’s historic will is also a chilling lesson in farm safety

By Merle Massie for CBC News Saskatoon

It was a will that would go down in history.

Shortly after lunch on June 8, 1948 — exactly 75 years ago — Cecil George Harris went out to work on his farm in the McGee district in the RM of Pleasant Valley near Rosetown, Sask.

The plan was to take his Model C Case tractor to a quarter section a few kilometres north of the home farm to work on the field with a one-way plow.

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