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.
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Ken Mather has been involved in researching, writing and interpreting western Canadian heritage for nearly four decades. He started out as a researcher for Fort Edmonton Park in 1973. In 1979, Ken moved to BC to work at Barkerville Historic Park; he became the parks curator in 1982. From 1984 until 2004 he was the manager/curator of the historic OKeefe Ranch near Vernon, BC, where he developed his love of early cowboy history. Ken continues as the curator at the OKeefe Ranch and lives with his wife, Debbie, near Armstrong, BC.
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Book Description Heritage House Publishing Company, Limited, Canada, 2013. Card Wrappers. Book Condition: New. First Printing. Ken Mather is curator of the historic O’Keefe Ranch, near Vernon, BC. This book is the third in a series on the Canadian cowboy. It recounts the story of the development of the ranching industry, first in BC and later in Alberta, across the Great Divide. 221 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm. Dedicated Author's Inscription & Signature to the half-title page. A completely 'as new' copy - bright, fresh and unmarked with a tight, square binding, no spine creases, and bright, glossy wrappers. We ship Worldwide, use both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal charges based on our actual costs, without overcharging. This item weighs 343g and qualifies for inexpensive Lettermail postage within Canada. Size: 23cm Tall. Dedicated Author's Inscription & Signature. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 051446
Book Description Heritage House Pub Co Ltd, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. first edition edition. 224 pages. 9.00x6.00x0.25 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk1927527090
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