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History: Goodwill in the West

Reprinted from the December 1952 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Goodwill in the West
By Doreen Runciman, RR2, High River, Alta.

‘The approach of another Christmas season brings thoughts of familiar appurtenances such as trees and greeting cards, turkey and plum pudding and those old, comfortable words; Peace on earth and good will toward men. For the first White Men who spent Christmas in the West the trimmings were cut to fit the need. Christmas tree and plum pudding could be dispensed with and prairie chicken or partridge could substitute for turkey, though the Yule log was a necessity!’

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