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History: The Fabulous Fireway

Reprinted from the October 1952 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The Fabulous Fireway By Doreen Runciman, High River, Alta. ‘When Leif Ericcson and his Viking crew set foot on Canada’s east coast, they did little else that might have been calculated to leave an impression. Life on the North American continent rolled on undisturbed for many centuries more. The great, dark tide of the buffalo […] Read more

History: Westward Ho in 1880 – Part 2

Reprinted from the October 1952 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Westward Ho in 1880 – Pt. 2 (concluding installment) By G. W. Morden ‘Some distance from Fort Benton a Mr. Steed, who had been engaged in a fishery business in Sarni, Ontario joined us and was a welcome addition to our party. The more company there was, the less monotony on this long three hundred […] Read more


History: Helping to Build the West

Reprinted from the September 1952 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Helping to Build the West By L.S. ‘When Charlie and Betty Groeneveld of the Gladys Ridge district swept the Grands and Reserve Championships at the annual High River Junior Calf Club Show and Sale this Spring – it drew attention to a unique family immigration to Alberta. It all started 27 years ago, when Flores […] Read more

History: Two Well Known Agriculturalists Pass

Reprinted from the August 1952 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Two Well Known Agriculturalists Pass Canadian Cattlemen staff ‘Western agriculture lost two well known figures in one week at the end of June, Prof. G. Rayner, Director of Extension and the University of Saskatoon, and Col. P. M. Abel, editor of the Country Guide, Winnipeg. Not only did these men die in the same week […] Read more


History: Helping with the Harvest

Reprinted from the August 1952 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Helping with the Harvest By P. W. Luce, 2334 Balaclava St, Vancouver, B.C. ‘When I was a young and full of pep, I gave myself one of the hardest jobs in the world. I harvested Manitoba’s wheat crop. I didn’t of course harvest all of it. Several thousand husky easterners came west to help with […] Read more

History: Westward Ho in 1880 – Part 1

Reprinted from the September 1952 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Westward Ho in 1880 G. W. Morden ‘Shortly after midnight on Hallow’een in 1879 three children, the their nighties gazed out across the Northern Railway from an upper room of their home near the railway station of Craigvale, six miles south of Barrie, Ontario. The great glare of a burning mill lit up their faces […] Read more


History: Historical tales

Reprinted from the September 1952 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

By Senator F.W. Gershaw Captain Palliser In 1857 the lease of Indian territories granted to the Hudson Bay Company by the Imperial Government was drawing to a close. In order to get accurate, expert information the British Government organized an expedition to visit that great uncharted wilderness. Captain John Palliser was given command and Dr. […] Read more

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History: Hidden With the Wagon Trail

Reprinted from the August 1952 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Hidden With the Wagon Trail By Irene E. McCaugherty, Lethbridge, Alta. ‘Maybe I shouldn’t write about the pioneers who have seen their beloved “Rancher’s Paradise” fenced and the sod turned with the plow. Words are inadequate in the “strength” and “color” to relate the memoirs to these few people who played a leading role in […] Read more


History: Blue Blood and Boot Straps

Reprinted from the August 1952 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Blue Blood and Boot Straps By Doreen Runciman, High River, Alta. ‘While it is my intention in no way to take exception to the article, THE BLOOD IS NEEDED IN ALL LANDS, by Linore Wilson, Canadian Cattlemen, May 1952, for no one will dispute the quality and influence of the Arabian, at the same time […] Read more

History: Forage Experiments at Fogelvik Farms

Reprinted from the July 1952 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Forage Experiments at Fogelvik Farms By Knut Magnusson ‘Many livestock men have experienced extreme difficulties this year in providing feed for their cattle. The cover crop froze in many districts and was of no use. Part of the grain crop was froze in many districts and was of no use. Part of the grain crop […] Read more