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History: Runners of the Wind

Reprinted from the September 1949 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

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Runners of the Wind
By George S. Colvin, Regina Beach, Sask.

‘In the struggle to push the frontier from Winnipeg to Vancouver there were many colorful and dashing characters; a gaily sashed voyageur, with his paddle and canoe, the dour Scotch fur factors, Mounted Police, and the pioneer with oxcart or covered wagon. All these played leading parts in the panorama of the old west. But surely, even amongst these individualists, there flits a no more unusual character than the remittance man, the West’s “man with a past.”‘

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