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History: Foot and Mouth Disease Officially Ended

Reprinted from the September 1952 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

By Kenneth Coppock On August 19th the Government of Canada officially proclaimed that Foot and Mouth had been eliminated in Canada and from that date forward all quarantine restrictions imposed to control and eliminate the disease had been lifted. Approximately six months after the first outbreak on the Regina Plains and about three and a […] Read more

History: Lord Lovat Judges Shorthorns at Calgary

Reprinted from the August 1952 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Lord Lovat Judges Shorthorns at Calgary ‘Scotland’s Lord Lovat, British war hero, Chief of Clan Fraser and Banffshire cattle breeder, proved a most popular visitor at this year’s Calgary Exhibition and Stampede. In making the long trip by air, Lord Lovat’s special purpose was two-fold, to officially open the exhibition and stampede which he did […] Read more


History: $20,000.00 reward: Bill Minor Captured – Pt. 2

Reprinted from the August 1952 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

$20,000.00 reward: Bill Minor Captured – Pt. 2 (concluding instalment) By C.G. Steffens, Kelowna, B.C. ‘The lone Indian rider emerged from the heavy fir timber that he had been meandering through for the past hour, and rode out into the open onto a low grassy ridge. Ahead of a vista of green hills, patched here […] Read more

History: $20,000.00 reward: Bill Minor Captured – Pt. 1

Reprinted from the July 1952 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

$20,000.00 reward: Bill Minor Captured – Pt. 1 By C.G. Steffens, Kelowna, B.C. Corporal J.T. Browning of the North West Mounted, looked at this watch and decided it was still a little early for lunch. “Guess I’ll take a walk over to the depot,” he mused, “and find out what’s come over the wires today.” […] Read more


Carrying the mail.

History: Many are the hearts

Reprinted from the August 1952 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Many are the hearts By Lyn Harrington The man with the most proposals this Leap Year is a bachelor rancher of Alberta. He’s 1952’s most sought after catch of the season. It all started quite simply. Last January, a photographer went into a tiny western community on the Red Deer River. He planned simply a […] Read more

History: The Blood is Needed in all Lands

Reprinted from the May 1952 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The Blood is Needed in all Lands By Linore Wilson, Calgary, Alberta ‘The Arabian is the oldest breed of which we have any detailed records. Early historians and writers have been successful in tracing back to the first stallion that gave descent in Arabia; this was Zad el Rakib, noted for his progeny in the […] Read more


History: Cornelius (Neil) Jahnke laid to rest

Reprinted from the July 1952 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Cornelius (Neil) Jahnke laid to rest ‘One of Saskatchewan’s widely known and most respected old-timers passed away in the Herbert-Morse Union Hospital early Friday afternoon, May 16, at the age of 72. Neil Jahnke had suffered a year of ill health. At the funeral which followed on May 20, thousands of sorrowing friends came to […] Read more

History: The First World Wheat King

Reprinted from the April 1952 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The First World Wheat King By Robert E. Campbell, 1007 Fairfield Road, Victoria, B.C. ‘J. Gough Brick was born in Shaftesbury, England. Entering mercantile life, his manner of living and character of his work soon brought him the notice of his employers and promotion followed. Soon he felt himself in a position to take unto […] Read more


History: Mekaisto – Red Crow

Reprinted from the June 1952 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Mekaisto – Red Crow By John Laurie, Calgary, Alta. ‘If civilization can tame the buffalo so that they are like cattle, the lesson is one that I shall not forget easily.” When Mekaisto – Red Crow – Head Chief of the Bloods was on tour to Eastern Canada, he was shown the tame buffalo as […] Read more

Geo. A. Lamond.

History: Memories of Scottish Stables and Royal Riders

Reprinted from the July 1952 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Memories of Scottish Stables and Royal Riders (As recalled by George Andrew Lamond of Vauxhall, Alberta) Mrs. S.E. Warren, Vauxhall, Alta. ‘Beside the gravelled highway that runs through the little town of Vauxhall an Alberta old-timer lives alone with this memories. Seated in the old armchair his wife occupied until she passed away a couple […] Read more