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Davidson is a town in south central Saskatchewan, Canada. It is located 104 kilometres (65 mi) southeast of Saskatoon beside provincial highway 11, in the rural municipality of Arm River. It is located almost exactly halfway between Saskatoon and Regina, and was a popular stopping-off point for travellers before Highway 11 was rerouted east of the town.More than eighty years ago, Andrew Davidson, an enthusiastic entrepreneur from Glencoe Ontario, came to Saskatchewan in hopes of creating a 'midway' settlement between the cities of Regina and Saskatoon. With agriculture as one of his driving passions, Davidson settled in an area where the soil was particularly suitable for grain farming. With the support and cooperation of other settlers in the area, Davidson organized a train route that traveled from Chicago to Saskatoon; making one stop in Davidson on the way by. This train route brought American bankers, entrepreneurs and newspapermen in hopes of starting up new businesses in the area. With the expansion of the community underway, Davidson also managed to sell more than 180,000 acres (730 km²) of land in the area. Within a short period of time, Davidson, which was declared the name of the community, was nicknamed the 'Midway Town' because of its central location. On November 15, 1906, Davidson was officially declared a town.Davidson Elementary School and Davidson High School were formerly part of the Davidson School Division, which also included schools in the communities of Kenaston, Craik and Eyebrow. As of January 1, 2006, DES and DHS are part of the Sun West School Division. In a small community, the school is at its core. This allows many opportunities for the community to get actively involved in the school and vice versa. Some of the partnerships between the school and the community include working for "Communities in Bloom," contributing to the recycling program at SARCAN, and planting trees around the newly established walking trail. Davidson School's mission statement is "Developing, Encouraging, Succeeding; Creating the Future"The community newspaper is the Davidson Leader, publishing since 1904.Davidson has been dubbed as "The Community in Motion;" thus creating numerous opportunities for sports and leisure. Members of the community may join programs or teams in hockey, baseball, fitness, curling, figure skating, dance, gymnastics or riding. Davidson is also home to Davidson Golf and Country Club where players can enjoy 9 holes on a beautiful, well-kept course. A newly renovated swimming pool is also available for lessons or leisure swim located conveniently beside the local campground.

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