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Teamster Joyce Merchant from Sicamous, B.C., a.k.a. “The Plowing Queen of the Kootenays” on the lines of her team of Belgians. (Her team is named Kick and Bite. When asked which one is which she replied, “I don’t know; you’ll have to find out.”) The outfit, along with two teamster helpers, demonstrated the Western Wheeled Scraper at Calgary Stampede’s Draft Horse Town. The scraper was instrumental in building many of the roads and railroad lines still in use today. Photo by Marlene Pollock.