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History: The Grahams of Green Lake

Reprinted from the June 1951
 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The Grahams of Green Lake P. W. Luce, Vancouver, B.C. ‘Sam Graham was the brother of Bob Graham. Bob Graham was the brother of Sam Graham. The two were inseparable. They lived most of their adult life on the Green Lake ranch in the Cariboo, and they left a distinct mark on the the history […] Read more

History: Gory Battles on a Canadian Farm

Reprinted from the June 1951
 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Gory Battles on a Canadian Farm By Kerry Wood, Red Deer, Alta. ‘Twenty miles beyond the historic farm of Rocky Mountain House, James M. Pollock has a half-section farm and a hobby. Farming is a comparatively new venture in the Rocky district, first noted for its fur-trading fort founded there in 1779 – the earliest […] Read more


History: Runaways

Reprinted from the June 1951 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Runaways By Mrs. Anne Speight, Cairns, Alta. ‘Even such inanimate objects as trains, trucks, and cars, if left without brakes set, will go out of control and hurtle their steel might down inclines to wreak havoc on all in their path. Since men first used animals as a way of transportation, there have always been […] Read more

History: Old Walrond Ranche has New Owner

Reprinted from the June 1951 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

By Guy Weadick More than one observer lately has pointed out that ranching properties in Alberta are becoming harder to obtain than ever before. Also their children carry on, or else operate ranches of their own, earlier obtained. When a ranch of any size today is sold to someone from a distance, it is something […] Read more


Members of the Royal Scots Greys cavalry regiment rest their horses by the side of the road in France.

History: Let us remember the horses

From the December 2018 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

A year ago, the Vintage Veterinary Committee embarked on a project to bring stories about veterinarians and the contribution they made to the early days of agriculture to life at Calgary’s Heritage Park. Remembering the Great War and the colossal contribution horses made to the war effort during a time in history when ranching had […] Read more

History: Clem Henson…and the Chisholm Trail

Reprinted from the June 1951 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

By Sheilagh S. Jameson To most of us probably the Chisholm Trail is only a name. We have heard of it, come across it in a book perhaps, but it means no more to us than the Great Wall of China. However, there is a man in Calgary today, to whom the Chisholm Trail is […] Read more


History: The “Medicine Tree” Range

Reprinted from the April 1951 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The “Medicine Tree” Range: Historical Frontier Locality Near “Spitzie Crossing” By Guy Weadick, High River, Alta. ‘At this season of the year, when stockmen forgather and discuss the cattle range and its activities, some of them usually get on the subject of the earlier day operations on different ranges and bring to light memories of […] Read more

History: A Territories Shepherd – Part 4

Reprinted from the April 1951 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

A Territories’ Shepherd – Part 4 By J. F. MacCallum, Swift Current, Sask. ‘Sometime in November of 1901 I was moved into the ranch at Gull Lake and Burnett was moved to a camp about four miles south of Gull Lake. There was a lot of hay put up at that camp. A man with […] Read more


History: Bouncing Buster

Reprinted from the July 1951 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Bouncing Buster By Guy Weadick During the spring Horse Show at Calgary last April, probably the most discussed horse, in general conversation, was “Bouncing Buster,” the veteran, tried and true, grand old high jumping horse who as always was one of the outstanding stars of the show. More than one of his admirers asked the […] Read more

History: On the death of Murray Cyril Caspell

Reprinted from the April 1951 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

‘The Cayley district of Southern Alberta lost a highly esteemed neighbor on Feb. 1, in the death of Murray Caspell, a pioneer farmer and rancher in the district. Born in St. Mary’s, Ontario in 1895, he came west to the Cayley district with his parents in 1904. His father took up farming and ranching operations […] Read more