From the Archives ~ Stan Jacobs

Legendary Cow Boss By Haley Rutherford originally published in October/November Canadian Cowboy Country Magazine Legends aren’t born, but are a product of both circumstance and the environment in which they live. And as such, a true legend would never lay claim to the title, but simply do what he has to do to get the …

From the Archives ~ Who Knows What Tomorrow Will Bring?

The horse is prepared for the day of battle but the victory rests in the Lord. —Proverbs 21:31 (paraphrased) It all seemed so simple. All I had to do was pull the red bull “off the cows” (out of the pasture) and load him in the trailer. It’s being done all over the West and …

From the Archives ~ Fence Phones

Barbed Wire Strung Together the First Telephone System By Duane Gray Migowsky Due to southwest Saskatchewan’s geographic location and sparse population, we realized generations ago that if we want something done, we have to do it ourselves. One of our great do-it-yourself ideas turned barbed wire fences into a communications network. Barbed wire, considered not …

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From the Archives ~ 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 …