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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

Joe McNabb.

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: 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: 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: 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. 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: $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


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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: 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