A provincial government official spent some time the last couple of day touring some of southwestern Saskatchewan's attractions.

The trek was highlighted by unveiling the Provincial Heritage Property Plaque at the Historic W.D. & Alice Reesor Ranch on Friday morning with a few dozen in attendance.

Gene Makowsky, the minister of parks, culture and sport for the Saskatchewan government, said it was a great experience to commemorate the fourth generation ranch.

"Happy to be there on behalf of the province to unveil the plaque for the historic site," he said. "[It] signifies the beautiful buildings there as well and the beautiful surroundings and it also commemorates the rich and long ranching history we've had in our province."

The plaque contains some history on the property and a summary on why its been designated a Provincial Heritage Property, the first ranch to achieve this feat in the province.

"It will be put in an appropriate place," Makowsky said. "Obviously the owners will have some input into that on the property there for all the visitors to see."

Earlier in the trip, he made a stop on Thursday afternoon at T.rex Discovery Centre in Eastend to check out its facilities.

"I was very impressed by that," he said. "It's really well done, it's a wonderful building, a lot of interesting things to look at, and learn about... It really a destination and a great setting."

This was the ministers first trip ever to both the sites as he said he'd never been south of Highway 1 down into southwestern Saskatchewan.

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