Frontier Cowboys and the Great Divide

Frontier Cowboys and the Great Divide

Early Ranching in BC and Alberta

eBook - 2013
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Despite being neighbouring provinces with long ranching histories, British Columbia and Alberta saw their ranching techniques develop quite differently. As most ranching styles were based on one of the two dominant styles in use south of the border, BC ranchers tended to adopt the California style whereas Alberta took its lead from Texas. But the different practices actually go back much further. Cattle cultures in southwestern Spain, sub-Saharan Africa and the British highlands all shaped the basis of North American ranching.

Digging deep into the origins of cowboy culture, Ken Mather tells the stories of men and women on the ranching frontiers of British Columbia and Alberta and reveals little-known details that help us understand the beginnings of ranching in these two provinces.

Publisher: Victoria, B.C. : Heritage House, ©2013.
ISBN: 9781927527115
1927527112
1927527104
9781927527108
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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