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History: The Saga of a First Settler…

Reprinted from the March 1952 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The Saga of a First Settler… By C. H. Strout They’ve struck oil on the Old Homestead. Far below the ruins of the first log cabin, the half-century-old white poplars and the balm of Gilead, the willows, the wild rose bushes and vetch, they’ve tapped another basin of the magic fluid. It’s the first in […] Read more

History: Foot and Mouth Disease in Saskatchewan

Reprinted from the April 1952 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Foot and Mouth Disease in Saskatchewan By Dr. D. T. Childs, Veterinary Director General of Canada ‘The manner or means by which foot and mouth disease was introduced into Saskatchewan his not been definitely established. In that connection, diligent investigation does not indicate the disease was introduced with imported susceptible animals. However, considering the nature […] Read more


History: Water Development and the Cattle Industry

Reprinted from the March 1952 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Water Development and the Cattle Industry By L. B. Thomson, Director, P.F.R.A. ‘Twenty-seven years ago, the Western Stock Growers’ Association, along with the Saskatchewan Stock Growers’ Association, constituted a delegation in requesting the Government of Canada to undertake measures to improve the grasslands of Western Canada. At the same time it was requested that methods […] Read more

History: Calmness in Adversity

Reprinted from the March 1952 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Calmness in adversity By Kenneth Coppock On Monday morning, February 25th, 1952, it was officially announced by Ottawa that the disease reported on the Regina plains had been established as the dreaded Foot and Mouth disease of cattle. That was a “blue” Monday for Canada’s cattle industry — never before had the industry been touched […] Read more


History: Economics & Cattle Ranching Changing

Reprinted from the February 1952 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Economics & Cattle Ranching Changing By Mont S. Saunderson ‘Recently at a meeting of the American Society of Range Management, I was having a pleasant visit with Mr. J. A. “Scotty” Campbell, of your Alberta Department of Lands and Forests. Somehow the conversation got around to the subject of how we might exchange more western […] Read more

History: Road Accident Leads to Arrest After Years of Thefts

Reprinted from the January 1952 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Road Accident Leads to Arrest After Years of Thefts By H. T. Halliwell, Macleod, Alta.  The most surprising development of cattle rustling in Southern Alberta, whereby thefts extending over a year had baffled police, was the discovery that an heretofore entirely unsuspected local man, owner of Macleod Apiaries, 34-year-old Ernest Wybrants-Maunsell, was the criminal who […] Read more


History: Gleaned from the Pioneer Pages

Reprinted from the November 1951 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Gleaned from the Pioneer Pages By Grant MacEwan ‘Nor’-West Farmer, Oct. 1883. – “Barbed wire as a prairie fence is rapidly coming into use in Manitoba. It is by far the most sensible fence which can be adopted by our farmers; and the wood (rails) can be used for much more necessary purposes.” Calgary Triune, […] Read more

The historic 105 Mile House (l) and the four-place Beechcraft Bononza.

History: A Dream Come True

Reprinted from the November 1951 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

A Dream Come True By A. J. Dalrymple, Vancouver, B.C. ‘This is a story about a man who searched the continent for what he wanted, and finally found it in B.C.’s beautiful Cariboo country. Let me introduce Fred Davis of Madera, Calif., a tall, rugged, working cattleman, quiet of voice and manner, hospitable, generous, fun-loving, […] Read more


Les Gilmore and herd in Peavine Valley.

History: B. C. Rancher Picks Peavine Valley

Reprinted from the January 1952 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

B. C. Rancher Picks Peavine Valley By A. J. Dalrymple, Vancouver, B. C. ‘When the pioneers were pushing northward through the Cariboo to the gold bars of the Fraser, the Horsefly River, the diggings of Barkerville, and other points, they crossed two streams just beyond Williams Lake; and with the grim humor of the day, […] Read more

History: As the Cattleman Sees the Problem of World Nutrition

Reprinted from the December 1951 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

As the Cattleman Sees the Problem of World Nutrition By Gran MacEwen, Associate Editor ‘If someone were to ask, “What is a farmer or rancher?”, a reasonable answer would be “a manufacturer”. Perhaps he cannot qualify for membership in the Canadian Manufacturer’s Association but still his main purpose is to direct the manufacture of carbohydrates, […] Read more