Medicine Hat pioneer, William Mitchell, 1878-1946
by Mary Terrill
‘The years rush by. One by one the old cowpunchers roll up in their tarpaulins for the last time. They slip away in the gray dawn, heading “up the trail” to a new range, scarcely noticed in the swiftly changing scene. Without fanfare they pass into legend, severing the last link with the west’s historic and colorful past…
Today the dust of a mundane civilization lies thick on the range. It drifts avidly over the years of their youth, obliterating the trails they broke for the great cattle industry their minds envisioned.’
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