From the Archives ~ A Hat and a Hammer

Bud Brewster’s Tourism Legacy in the Canadian Rockies When John Brewster came to “Siding 29” in 1886 to start a dairy, little did he know the profound impact his family would have on Banff becoming a world-class tourist destination. And it would be one salient great-grandson who would step forward to continue building his family’s …

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 …

Tom Wraight: A Teamster’s Teamster

“There’s nothing I like to see better than a dark dappled grey or a shiny black team,” said enthused legendary horseman Tom Wraight, reflecting on his eight-decade relationship with Percheron draft horses. “Over the years, I’ve enjoyed their spirit, their wonderful disposition and their unequalled willingness to please,” Tom explained of his love for the …

Ian Tyson: The Charlie Russell of Cowboy Music

  There are lots of articles written about Ian Tyson, the man and his life, but little has been said about the influence he has had on those he worked with, the music industry and the cowboy culture. At the beginning of the twentieth century, Montana artist Charlie Russell took a palette of vivid paint …