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History: Ranching De Luxe

Reprinted from the March 1953 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Historical Tales: Ranching de Luxe By Senator F. W. Gershaw ‘As the dwindling herds of buffalo retreated from the hills of Western Dakota an effort at big-time ranching was started. One day in April, 1883, a private car was shunted onto a side-track in Missouri known as the toughest little town on the line. The […] Read more

A sample of Joe Cosley’s drawings.

History: Cosley, Trapper and the Guide Extraordinary: Part 2

Reprinted from the September 1953 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Cosley, Trapper and the Guide Extraordinary: Part 2 By Julia Nelson, Mountain View, Alberta ‘Joe must have been unusually impressed with the man, even to the point of imitation, of Joe himself is well remembered with a rose-decorated buckskin hat like the one he said Kootenai wore, and an early picture records him wearing, also, […] Read more


History: Cosley, Trapper and the Guide Extraordinary: Part 1

Reprinted from the August 1953 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Cosley, Trapper and the Guide Extraordinary: Part 1 By Julia Nelson, Mountain View, Alberta ‘After an eight-day search through the northern wilds of Saskatchewan, Constable J. McLeod and his Indian guide entered a trapper’s log cabin 400 miles north of Prince Albert. This was on October 12, 1944. They found that Joe Clarence Cosley had […] Read more