The Bar U & Canadian Ranching History

The Bar U & Canadian Ranching History

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For much of its 122-year history, the Bar U ranch can claim to have been one of the most famous ranches in Canada. Its reputation is firmly based on the historical role that the ranch has played, its size and longevity, and its association with some of the remarkable people who have helped develop the cattle business and build the Canadian West. The long history of the ranch allows the evolution of the cattle business to be traced and can be seen in three distinct historical periods based on the eras of the individuals who owned and managed the ranch. These colourful figures, beginning with Fred Stimson, then George Lane, and finally Pat Burns, have left an indelible mark on the Bar U as well as Canadian ranching history. This fascinating story integrates the history of ranching in Alberta with larger issues of ranch historiography in the American and Canadian West and contributes greatly to the overall understanding of ranching history.Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1996. Voisey, Paul. ... How Not to be Cowed: Livestock Grazing on Public Lands, an Ownera#39;s Manual. ... Skaggs, Jimmy M. Prime Cut: Livestock Raising and Meat Packing in the United States, 1607--I983.

Title:The Bar U & Canadian Ranching History
Author:S. M. Evans
Publisher:University of Calgary Press - 2004-01


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