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The Mustang Wranglers

Gunter, Curly R.V.

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ISBN 10: 1895618916 / ISBN 13: 9781895618914
Published by Fifth House, Calgary, 1997
Used Condition: Very Good ++ Soft cover
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The year 1931 in Val Marie, Saskatchewan was terribly dry. The author, Russell Gunther, was put in charge of a 1400 mile horse drive. His main side-kick was Eddie `Rawhide' Torrance. The map on page ix shows the length of the ride : Val Marie is near the Montana border, the finish was near Peavine Lake, British Columbia. Text assisted by b/w photographs. Read more about : Demmitt, Metiskow, Cabri, Whalebone, G Half Diamond Ranch, and Peace River Drag. Cond: Paper wrapper is buff and dark green. Lettering is white (and brown). Front cover graphic is from a painting by Valerie Hinz entitled Mustang Wranglers. Binding tight, colours bright. Almost no corner wear. Volume square. No tears, names, creases, stains nor marks. True cowboy tale of the modern era. Quote (p. 119) : " If we have ever been proud of our cowboying stunts, now is the time to show our stuff. That big fellow said ten horses, and I feel sure that may be a big load. We'll put a long rope on old Baldy, just like the last time we ferried. Then we' ll have ._._._. ". Bookseller Inventory # 007268

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Title: The Mustang Wranglers

Publisher: Fifth House, Calgary

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Soft cover

Illustrator: B/W Photographs

Book Condition:Very Good ++

Edition: First Edition

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A true story of adventure from the Canadian west . . .

When the Great Depression his southern Saskatchewan, desperate ranchers got together to decide what they could do to save their dying herds of cattle and horses. Some thought the answer was to relocate the animals to more fertile regions of western Canada.

This true story describes a wrangler crew's fourteen-hundred-mile journey through vast prairie and forest with a large herd of horses. Their trek, from Val Marie in southern Saskatchewan to the Peace River country of British Columbia, took them through towns of unsurveyed wilderness, and across wide rives and dusty plains. This delightful tale of friendship, hard work, and extraordinary challenges is narrated by the foreman of the crew in the distinctive vernacular of an old Canadian horseman.

Russell V. 'Curly' Gunter, who died in 1980, wrote The Mustang Wranglers to keep alive the memory of his great adventure. So ride along with this pioneer cowboy and is crew - Rawhide, Whalebone, Big George, and Little Bill - through a lost part of the Old West.

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Russell V. 'Curly' Gunter is a Fifth House Books author.

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