Riches of the Cariboo

Jack Cunningham Realized His Golden Opportunity By Marguerite Meland Many prospective gold miners travelled the B.C. interior along the Cariboo Wagon Road in the 1860’s – but road crew foreman Jack Cunningham found his treasure at Mile 74 of the fabled trail, where he built a ranch that stands to this day. Still home to …

Head in the Right Direction

Reflections By Bryn Thiessen  Originally Published April/May 2011 Canadian Cowboy Country Magazine May you have the foresight to know where you’re going and the insight to know when you’re going too far. —Irish blessing   By definition, a journey is: a distance travelled at a time; travel from one place to another. Nowhere does it …

The Lendrum Sisters

Alongside the Heritage Mile, east of Edmonton in Sherwood Park, Alta., stands a statue of the three Lendrum sisters. Although their homestead lined a mile that contributed to the city’s growth, it was not their home’s location that earned these pioneering women such an honour. The eldest, Annie, was born in 1873. Mary and Myra, …