The Vrooms of the Foothills

The Vrooms of the Foothills

Vol. 2: Cowboys & Homesteaders

Book - 2003
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Various elements affected the settlement and development of southwestern Alberta. During the early years of Canada's nationhood immigrants from Great Britain and Continental Europe had a major impact. Using photos taken between about 1885 and the early 1900's and original maps, this book tells about: Tales of old-time cowboys -- "Kootenai" Brown, Lord Lionel Brooke, Bill Damon The saga of laying CPR track from Macleod, NWT to Cranbrook, BC Early social history of Cranbrook, Pincher Creek, Beaver Mines Pioneer stories of how homesteads became homes -- GLADSTONE, RIVIERE, TYSON, VROOM families Klondikers' & Englishmen's stories of settling the Beaver Mines district Travelling by covered wagon from Idaho, USA, to homestead in Gladstone Valley Original map of the old trails & ghost towns of SW Alberta Original maps of the villages of Beaver Mines & Mountain Mill, AB
Publisher: Victoria, BC : Trafford, c2003.
ISBN: 9781425182694
Characteristics: 179 p. :,ill. ;,27 cm.


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