Bob Carry: The Squarest Shooter That Ever Lived

Bob Carry was described as a man of sterling qualities, a “Cowboy” in the true sense of the word — a working cowboy, who throughout his life exemplified “mind over matter” to the very highest degree, and the squarest shooter that ever lived. Bob was born on a farm at Morden, Man., in 1894. Two …

Farewell to the Horse of the RNWMP, 1918

They’ve issued us motors and cut out the horse, For this is the trend and you’ll follow the course. You twist the old crank till it spurts fire and rattles, And smells worse than a thousand trail worn cattle. You ride down the trail well booted with spur, To hurdle the culverts like any Ben …

Jesus Garcia

Packer, rancher & Hall of Famer Jesus Garcia was part of the first wave of Spanish-speaking immigrants to travel from the California gold fields to the gravel bars of the Fraser River during the early 1860s. Born in Hermosillo in the state of Sonora, Mexico in 1832, Jesus Garcia left his home at 13 to …

Retirement

When he wants to retire, if a cowboy is your spouse Remember that you’ll have him hangin’ round the house He’s underfoot all day, and like a two-year-old he asks About a million questions as I go about my tasks… “Why do you punch the buns down? How come they take so long? What is …