History: The Houcher Story

Reprinted from the June 1949 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The Houcher Story
By Lloyd and Gordon Carson, Amisk, Alta.

‘The man who grew the first carload of wheat in the Wetaskiwin district!! There’s a pioneering story there. Yet this is a mere sidelight of the thrilling saga of a courageous young couple who built up a prosperous ranch in a country that was a nemesis to some of the most powerful cattle syndicates in North America.

They were isolated from the nearest trading post by 150 miles of trackless prairie, spiderwebbed with numerous coulees, rivers and lakes. Roving Indians were their only neighbors.’

Click on the image below to open a fully-readable PDF (a new window will open, the page may take a few seconds to load).

vintage newspaper article

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comments and suggestions are welcome. You can reach us via the editor at [email protected].

About the author

Comments

explore

Stories from our other publications