A BRIEF HISTORY
The first council meeting for the RM of Lorne was held on July 8, 1880. During the next few years people homesteaded in Ward IV. On May 1, 1889 an agreement was made between Mr. Chas. Clark and Mr. Fortunat Lachance, two homesteaders and the Northern Pacific and Manitoba Railway Co. This agreement was carried out and on September 30, 1889, the rails of the Northern Pacific were laid in Somerset. This lead to the influx of houses and businesses in the area.