History: The Houcher Story

Reprinted from the June 1949 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

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The Houcher Story
By Lloyd and Gordon Carson, Amisk, Alta.

‘The man who grew the first carload of wheat in the Wetaskiwin district!! There’s a pioneering story there. Yet this is a mere sidelight of the thrilling saga of a courageous young couple who built up a prosperous ranch in a country that was a nemesis to some of the most powerful cattle syndicates in North America.

They were isolated from the nearest trading post by 150 miles of trackless prairie, spiderwebbed with numerous coulees, rivers and lakes. Roving Indians were their only neighbors.’

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