History: Rodeo reminiscences

Reprinted from the May 1950 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Rodeo reminiscences
By Harvey Hanson, Balzac, Alta.

‘With the opening of sales of Calgary Stampede tickets to the public on February 1st and looking over my tickets, my thoughts go back to a stampede in Alberta thirty-six years ago that was not much heralded, was hardly heard of and was not sponsored by the “Big Four,” but was an interesting event and was attended by folks who, while perhaps not in the “Big Four” class were interesting folks in their own right. This show was held on the Smith Ranch just North of the Hutton ferry on the Red Deer River and across from the present Control siding on the Rosedale-Rosemary line of the C.P.R.’

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