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He ranched for a short time in the Whitewood District of Saskatchewan, but moved to Alberta in the 's where he was in charge of livestock on the Blackfoot Reserve. Dick was born on the reserve on January 24, He was educated at Gleichen, Cheadle and Calgary.
By definition, a trail blazer is a leader or pioneer and throughout its existence, chuckwagon racing has seen many trail blazers. Some have been great champions, others outstanding promoters and many have been distinguished mentors that have passed the lines to the next generation. Every so often a special individual fits in at the pinnacle of each of these endeavours and their exploits become legendary.
Stampede Board Names Committees Members of the various committees who will combine to make the Calgary Stampede a gala event have been named by Stampede Board officials. President of the Exhibition and Stampede Board, F. Manning, and Maurice E. Hartnett, general manager, are ex-officio members of all committees.
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The community which I grew up in was nestled in the valley by that river, and fed by many little creeks and springs. The hilltops provided rich farmlands for grains, raising cattle and many acres of roaming ranchlands. As I was born in the Depression, which was followed by the Second World War, we were deprived of the many things from the outside world. We had a little brown Phillips battery radio, which we saved for the daily news and the one week of July to hear the results of the Calgary Stampede.
Then his boss, Bob Cosgrave, has hitched four thoroughbred ponies to a half-ton wooden box on wheels, and careened around the drums in the tightest, fastest figure eight the horses can manage. Each evening this spring the same clattering ritual has taken place on one or another of most of the great cattle ranches of Alberta. This is the shadow-boxing part of the world's most hazardous team sport; chuckwagon racing.
Signing up enhances your TCE experience with the ability to save items to your personal reading list, and access the interactive map. Chuckwagon races have become modified horse races; sinceraces have concluded, not by firing up the stove, but by crossing the finish line in front of the grandstand, and, instead of draft horse teams, entrants use thoroughbreds. Wrecks or crashes have always been part of the races.