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History: Hidden With the Wagon Trail

Reprinted from the August 1952 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Hidden With the Wagon Trail By Irene E. McCaugherty, Lethbridge, Alta. ‘Maybe I shouldn’t write about the pioneers who have seen their beloved “Rancher’s Paradise” fenced and the sod turned with the plow. Words are inadequate in the “strength” and “color” to relate the memoirs to these few people who played a leading role in […] 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: Foot and Mouth Disease Officially Ended

Reprinted from the September 1952 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

By Kenneth Coppock On August 19th the Government of Canada officially proclaimed that Foot and Mouth had been eliminated in Canada and from that date forward all quarantine restrictions imposed to control and eliminate the disease had been lifted. Approximately six months after the first outbreak on the Regina Plains and about three and a […] Read more

History: $20,000.00 reward: Bill Minor Captured – Pt. 2

Reprinted from the August 1952 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

$20,000.00 reward: Bill Minor Captured – Pt. 2 (concluding instalment) By C.G. Steffens, Kelowna, B.C. ‘The lone Indian rider emerged from the heavy fir timber that he had been meandering through for the past hour, and rode out into the open onto a low grassy ridge. Ahead of a vista of green hills, patched here […] Read more


History: The Blood is Needed in all Lands

Reprinted from the May 1952 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The Blood is Needed in all Lands By Linore Wilson, Calgary, Alberta ‘The Arabian is the oldest breed of which we have any detailed records. Early historians and writers have been successful in tracing back to the first stallion that gave descent in Arabia; this was Zad el Rakib, noted for his progeny in the […] 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


History: Water Development and the Cattle Industry

Reprinted from the March 1952 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Water Development and the Cattle Industry By L. B. Thomson, Director, P.F.R.A. ‘Twenty-seven years ago, the Western Stock Growers’ Association, along with the Saskatchewan Stock Growers’ Association, constituted a delegation in requesting the Government of Canada to undertake measures to improve the grasslands of Western Canada. At the same time it was requested that methods […] Read more

History: Calmness in Adversity

Reprinted from the March 1952 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Calmness in adversity By Kenneth Coppock On Monday morning, February 25th, 1952, it was officially announced by Ottawa that the disease reported on the Regina plains had been established as the dreaded Foot and Mouth disease of cattle. That was a “blue” Monday for Canada’s cattle industry — never before had the industry been touched […] Read more


History: Road Accident Leads to Arrest After Years of Thefts

Reprinted from the January 1952 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Road Accident Leads to Arrest After Years of Thefts By H. T. Halliwell, Macleod, Alta.  The most surprising development of cattle rustling in Southern Alberta, whereby thefts extending over a year had baffled police, was the discovery that an heretofore entirely unsuspected local man, owner of Macleod Apiaries, 34-year-old Ernest Wybrants-Maunsell, was the criminal who […] Read more

History: Hartnett Appointed GM of Calgary Stampede

Reprinted from the October 1951 edition of Canadian Cattlemen

‘Commencing November 1st the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede Co. Ltd., will have a new general Manager. Maurice E. Hartnett, a young man, age 46, with an agricultural background and training and experience in administrative work, will assume his new duties on that date. He will succeed J. Chas. Yule who for eleven years filled that […] Read more