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History: The Corral

Reprinted from the September 1950 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The Corral By Guy Weadick, High River, Alta. Two of the oldest cattle ranches in Western Canada changed ownership about the first of August. Both are in the High River, Alta., district and were sold in the closing out of the estate of late Senator Pat Burns. One was the famous Bar U, which was […] Read more

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History: Chief Justice William C. Ives, “The Cowboy Judge”

Reprinted from the June 1950 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Chief Justice William C. Ives, “The Cowboy Judge” By Guy Weadick, High River, Alta. ‘”He’s a top hand!” That expression is the highest degree that can be conferred on a cowpuncher on anybody’s range, in the sure-enough cow-country. It denotes about as near perfection as can ever be expected. Through the years that he spent […] Read more


The Ross Ranches' roundup wagon, George Ross shown sixth from the left.

History: Pioneer Outfit in Canada’s Range Livestock Industry

Reprinted from the February 1950 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

History: Pioneer Outfit in Canada’s Range Livestock Industry By Guy Weadick, High River, Alta. ‘Always Welcome: A Stranger, a Friend, a Chinook in Winter, a Rain or a Calf in Summer That is the heading on the stationary of the Ross Ranches, which comprise the Ross Ranching Co. Ltd., Milk River Cattle Co. Ltd., and […] Read more

Canadian and American contest cowboys aboard the “Aorangi” en route to Sydney, Australia a few years ago to participate in rodeo events. Left to right, foreground: Oral Zunnwalt, Montana; Mel Stonehouse, Wyoming; back, Milt Moe, Oklahoma; Jack Wade, Alberta; Alvin Gordon, California; Clark Lund, Fran McDonald and Herman Linder, all of Alberta.

History: Were chuckwagon races first introduced at Calgary rodeos?

Reprinted from the October 1949 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

‘The Corral’ By Guy Weadick, High River, Alta. ‘”To settle a controversy regarding chuckwagon races, can you help us out? A. says that chuckwagon races were first introduced at rodeos at Calgary. B. claims they were on programs at other shows before Calgary had them. If they were run at other places before Calgary, can […] Read more


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 […] Read more

Guy Weadick: Dean of rodeo producers, Pt. 3

From the pages of Canadian Cattlemen, Dec. 1946

“All in all the Stampede Parade in 1912 was a living panorama, passing in review through the streets of Calgary. It depicted the progress that had been made in a few short years. It was so recognized and applauded by the public and representatives of the world press who were present in large numbers and […] Read more


Guy Weadick: Dean of rodeo producers, Pt. 2

From the pages of Canadian Cattlemen, Sept. 1946

“As related in the first installment of this article in the June issue of Canadian Cattlemen, Guy Weadick and Flores La Due were married in 1906. After this partnership was formed, they presented their fancy roping acts on Broadway’s brightest stages and appeared before the crowned heads of Europe. Their first Broadway act was in […] Read more

Guy Weadick: Dean of rodeo producers, Pt. 1

From the pages of Canadian Cattlemen, June 1946

“We wish to pay tribute to a man who, although only twenty-three when he conceived an idea of great consequence and only twenty-seven when he was able to bring it into reality, was a pioneer in the truest sense of the word. For it was he who first conceived the idea of Calgary’s first Stampede […] Read more