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Eighty Years on the Plains: Part 6

September 1949: Marie Rose Smith chronicles her personal experiences of life on the Prairies

Eighty Years on the Plains
by Marie Rose Smith

In Chapter 10, Marie continues her story of life in Pincher Creek and opens with a missionary who helped “the poor Indians and Half-breeds, who called him, ‘Man with good heart’.” Colourful characters such as Billy the Kid, Frenchy Riviere, and Pat Dooley, leader of the notorious Dooley gang are also part of Marie’s account. Detailed, pencil drawings of prairie homes – made from cottonwood logs, mud and hay – and Red River carts are also contained in this instalment.

More from the Canadian Cattlemen website: Eighty Years on the Plains: Part 5

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Grainews newsprint from September 1949.










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