The history of Rosetown 1904 - 1939
Broadbridge, Arthur Frederick
Like most western towns and villages, the town of Rosetown grew out of the surrounding community. In most aspects of its life there was nothing unusual. It started late, mushroomed quickly and passed through the usual vicissitudes of frost, drought and depression common to prairie settlements. Yet it differed from many less fortunately placed towns, in that it suffered no serious setbacks from its infancy to its maturity. Crop conditions varied, war took its toll, depressions occurred, but Rosetown was able to emerge from each ordeal not entirely unscarred, but stronger and with a characteristic spirit which has made the town known throughout the province. We shall see that two factors seem to have been instrumental in this development; one was the accident of good wheat growing land, the other was the initiative and community spirit of the first settlers and business men.