History: The Return of the ‘Yellow Kid’

Reprinted from the June 1949 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The Return of the ‘Yellow Kid’
By Guy Weadick, High River, Alta.

‘When a cow-puncher quits “for good,” as a rule he is never quite content, unless located in a stock country where he can still meet and talk with people who speak his language. This applies to range stockmen generally when they “retire” and ofttimes are persuaded to meander to other localities away from the cow country, by the lure of a “nice mild, all-the-year-around climate.”

One old cowhand that I know has just passed through that experience, and a few short months after his retirement, spent in herding a batch of chickens and hoeing weeds from a “lovely garden” and trying to get used to the “climate” out on the Pacific Coast, he decided that this thrilling labor was too much for him…’

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