- MLA 8TH EDITION
- Russell, Peter A.. "Harvest Excursions". The Canadian Encyclopedia, 04 March 2015, Historica Canada. https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/harvest-excursions. Accessed 20 October 2020.
- APA 6TH EDITION
- Russell, P., Harvest Excursions (2015). In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/harvest-excursions
- CHICAGO 17TH EDITION
- Russell, Peter A., "Harvest Excursions". In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Historica Canada. Article published February 07, 2006; Last Edited March 04, 2015. https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/harvest-excursions
- TURABIAN 8TH EDITION
- Russell, Peter A.. The Canadian Encyclopedia, s.v. "Harvest Excursions", Last Edited March 04, 2015, https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/harvest-excursions
|Article by||Peter A. Russell|
|Published Online||February 7, 2006|
|Last Edited||March 4, 2015|
Harvest Excursions Before the introduction of the combine, prairie harvests required large numbers of labourers for short periods of time. Harvest excursion trains, 1890-1930, brought workers west - about 14,000 in 1908.
A 1911 advertisement for men needed to harvest grain in Western Canada. Excursion trains brought workers from as far east as Halifax (Library and Archives Canada/C-56088).