From the Pampas to the Prairies, 1872-1885: Part 5

Final instalment, reprinted from the December 1948 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

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From the Pampas to the Prairies, 1872-1885: Part 5
C.D. LaNauze, Lacombe, Alta.

‘I have been living most of this month with my old friends, the sergeants of the police, which costs me nothing. We had a most enjoyable Christmas and New Year’s. A grand ball was given by the police on the latter day which was attended by the whole neighborhood, and quite a number of white ladies graced the ball.

We had a rather severe winter here; had a bad trip from Walsh to this place and the weather has been severe ever since, though occasionally those extraordinary warm winds come through the mountains and melt off the snow – one of the great advantages of this district for cattle. At Calgary a good many cattle have died.’

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