In 1900 the McKinnons arrived in Maple Creek and ranched near Fort Walsh. In 1905 they moved south to their present location along Battle Creek. Mr. McKinnon was instrumental in starting irrigation on the flats around Vidora and Consul. Up until 2019, the fourth generation of McKinnons still resided in the original house on the original home quarter.

Helen Schmidt lived from February 28, 1931 to June 18, 2022.