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History: Historical tales

Reprinted from the September 1952 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

By Senator F.W. Gershaw Captain Palliser In 1857 the lease of Indian territories granted to the Hudson Bay Company by the Imperial Government was drawing to a close. In order to get accurate, expert information the British Government organized an expedition to visit that great uncharted wilderness. Captain John Palliser was given command and Dr. […] Read more

History: Blue Blood and Boot Straps

Reprinted from the August 1952 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Blue Blood and Boot Straps By Doreen Runciman, High River, Alta. ‘While it is my intention in no way to take exception to the article, THE BLOOD IS NEEDED IN ALL LANDS, by Linore Wilson, Canadian Cattlemen, May 1952, for no one will dispute the quality and influence of the Arabian, at the same time […] Read more


History: Forage Experiments at Fogelvik Farms

Reprinted from the July 1952 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Forage Experiments at Fogelvik Farms By Knut Magnusson ‘Many livestock men have experienced extreme difficulties this year in providing feed for their cattle. The cover crop froze in many districts and was of no use. Part of the grain crop was froze in many districts and was of no use. Part of the grain crop […] Read more

History: Lord Lovat Judges Shorthorns at Calgary

Reprinted from the August 1952 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Lord Lovat Judges Shorthorns at Calgary ‘Scotland’s Lord Lovat, British war hero, Chief of Clan Fraser and Banffshire cattle breeder, proved a most popular visitor at this year’s Calgary Exhibition and Stampede. In making the long trip by air, Lord Lovat’s special purpose was two-fold, to officially open the exhibition and stampede which he did […] Read more


History: $20,000.00 reward: Bill Minor Captured – Pt. 1

Reprinted from the July 1952 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

$20,000.00 reward: Bill Minor Captured – Pt. 1 By C.G. Steffens, Kelowna, B.C. Corporal J.T. Browning of the North West Mounted, looked at this watch and decided it was still a little early for lunch. “Guess I’ll take a walk over to the depot,” he mused, “and find out what’s come over the wires today.” […] Read more

Carrying the mail.

History: Many are the hearts

Reprinted from the August 1952 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Many are the hearts By Lyn Harrington The man with the most proposals this Leap Year is a bachelor rancher of Alberta. He’s 1952’s most sought after catch of the season. It all started quite simply. Last January, a photographer went into a tiny western community on the Red Deer River. He planned simply a […] Read more


History: Cornelius (Neil) Jahnke laid to rest

Reprinted from the July 1952 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Cornelius (Neil) Jahnke laid to rest ‘One of Saskatchewan’s widely known and most respected old-timers passed away in the Herbert-Morse Union Hospital early Friday afternoon, May 16, at the age of 72. Neil Jahnke had suffered a year of ill health. At the funeral which followed on May 20, thousands of sorrowing friends came to […] Read more

History: The First World Wheat King

Reprinted from the April 1952 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The First World Wheat King By Robert E. Campbell, 1007 Fairfield Road, Victoria, B.C. ‘J. Gough Brick was born in Shaftesbury, England. Entering mercantile life, his manner of living and character of his work soon brought him the notice of his employers and promotion followed. Soon he felt himself in a position to take unto […] Read more


History: Mekaisto – Red Crow

Reprinted from the June 1952 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Mekaisto – Red Crow By John Laurie, Calgary, Alta. ‘If civilization can tame the buffalo so that they are like cattle, the lesson is one that I shall not forget easily.” When Mekaisto – Red Crow – Head Chief of the Bloods was on tour to Eastern Canada, he was shown the tame buffalo as […] Read more

Geo. A. Lamond.

History: Memories of Scottish Stables and Royal Riders

Reprinted from the July 1952 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Memories of Scottish Stables and Royal Riders (As recalled by George Andrew Lamond of Vauxhall, Alberta) Mrs. S.E. Warren, Vauxhall, Alta. ‘Beside the gravelled highway that runs through the little town of Vauxhall an Alberta old-timer lives alone with this memories. Seated in the old armchair his wife occupied until she passed away a couple […] Read more