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History: Homesteading in the Hand Hills

Reprinted from the August 1950 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Homesteading in the Hand Hills By Harvey Hanson, Balzac, Alta. ‘In a previous article in the “Canadian Cattlemen” I told how a portion of the Palliser Triangle in Alberta at one time had people on nearly every quarter section and how you can now drive for miles and not see a soul. It is that […] Read more

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Western Evangeline

By Senator F.W. Gershaw, December 1947 Canadian Cattlemen

The Bingville country lies northeast of Medicine Hat and the history of the people who settled there is of more than usual interest. Before the First World War started, the land was opened for homesteads. Men waiting at the land office for days and nights to file on quarter sections. When located, they lived as […] Read more