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Ranching With Lords & Commons

Craig, John R.

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ISBN 10: 1894974050 / ISBN 13: 9781894974059
Published by Heritage House Publishing Company Ltd, 2006
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Title: Ranching With Lords & Commons

Publisher: Heritage House Publishing Company Ltd

Publication Date: 2006

Book Condition:Good

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One of the best books on early ranching in North America, Ranching with Lords & Commons tells the fascinating story of the famous Oxley Ranch. John Craig, Oxley's former manager, self-published the book in 1903, turning out 1,000 copies. Craig shows what the cattle business was really like when ranching got underway in the late 1800s in what would eventually become Alberta. He focuses on the struggles to set up the ranch on 100,000 acres first leased in 1881, and the trials and tribulations of working with absentee owners. At the time, he felt there was a need for his observations on the launch of the Oxley Ranch because "the troubles therein depicted were at one time notorious in Alberta and the State of Montana," and the incidents recorded in his book were "faithful reproductions of actual facts in the pioneer life of the western cattleman." This story-and the history it reveals-provides insight into the cattle industry today.

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John R. Craig was born in Ontario in 1837. He farmed successfully for many years in that province before moving west to take up cattle ranching. He died in 1930.

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