History: The Cowboys’ Sculptor

Reprinted from the June 1952 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The Cowboy Sculptor
By Lyn Harrington

‘When the famous Calgary Stampede rolls round each July, ranchers and business men throughout Alberta and the surrounding countryside are milling around, finishing up this and that, preparing to take a week off for the big event. No one is busier than Charles Beil, cowboy sculptor of Banff. For 16 years now, he’s been supplying most of the trophies – and the best of them – for the outstanding events. He makes at least a dozen every year.’

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