The small community of brooking started to pop up in the early 1900's. People started to settle in the area and homestead. With word of the railway coming through, most people arrived. It was known as Stowe, then Buffalo Valley and eventually Brooking. The name Brooking came from Brooking, South Dakota.
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Canadian Forces Station, CFS Dana (aka Sage Hill) was a military station in Saskatchewan. It opened in 1962 as part of the Pinetree Line of NORAD radar stations. The station was disbanded in 1987.
The station consisted of 3 radar towers, support facilities including a school, chapel, bowling alley, outdoor pool, gym, water treatment plant, power plant, barracks and trailers. The power plant was powered by natural gas and generated steam heat for some buildings on the base.
It was disbanded in 1987 and put up for sale the following year. Like other bases, it was offered to the province, rural municipality and federal for interest. No one wanted it. The trailers were rented out for a while but they were eventually moved off base. A couple small businesses and the community used some the buildings and facilities for a few years.
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