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Frontier Cowboys and the Great Divide  Early Ranching in BC and Alberta, Mather, Ken
1 Mather, Ken Frontier Cowboys and the Great Divide Early Ranching in BC and Alberta
Vancouver BC Heritage House Publishing 2013 1927527090 / 9781927527092 First Edition; First Printing Softcover Very Good 
Card covers show light shelf wear, creased top fore corner, corner curl ; A bright, solid book, covers are crisp and clean. ; B&W Photographs; 8.90 X 6 X 0.90 inches; 224 pages; "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." 
Price: 18.95 CDN
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