In 1900, the district in which Windthorst is now situated was populated almost solely by the wild life of the prairie. In 1902 & 1903 settlers began coming in looking for homesteads and in 1903 quite a large number of Americans, mostly of German origin, took up land in the district. By 1906 when the Reston Wolseley branch of the CPR was completed as far as what is now known as Peebles nearly all homesteads had been claimed and several parcels of land bought.
In July 1906, W. H. (Billy) Wilton hauled lumber from Grenfell and assisted M. McTaggart in putting up the first town site. Dr. Argue erected an office-residence and families began to build homes and move into the community. By the winter of 1906 about 40 people were living in Windthorst.
Today, Windthorst is home to 200 residents and the spirit of the pioneers remains strong within the community. This is reflected in the involvement of the residents of Windthorst and the surrounding area in community events and organizations.
In 2006, the Village celebrated its 100th Anniversary. Development of this website was our first project to commemorate our Centennial. We hope our web site of our great prairie village and district will inform you and bring back many memories.
We invite you to Windthorst as we commemorate our past, celebrate our present and leave a lasting legacy for our future.
Mayor, Council & Residents of Windthorst