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Another western pioneer passes on

Pages of history from Canadian Cattlemen, September 1948

Another western pioneer passes on
By Kenneth R. Coppock, Calgary, Alta.

‘When Senator Dan Riley passed away in a Calgary hospital on April 27th in his 88th year, he left thousands of friends from every walk of life to mourn their loss. His departure was a genuine loss to Western Canada and to Western Canada’s Beef Cattle Industry. Since 1883 he had been a part of the West and a leading citizen in High River, Alberta. With Fulton Thompson, his brother-in-law in a partnership bound only by verbal agreements and understandings, he had developed a livery and implement business in town, and farming and ranching interests in the High River community.’

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