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Ranch Tales

Stories from the Frontier

by (author) Ken Mather

illustrated by Rob Dinwoodie

Publisher
Heritage House Publishing
Initial publish date
Jul 2019
Category
General, Post-Confederation (1867-), Historical
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781772031881
    Publish Date
    Jul 2019
    List Price
    $19.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781772031898
    Publish Date
    Jun 2019
    List Price
    $19.95

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Description

An entertaining, fast-paced look at early ranching in British Columbia.

Frontier historian Ken Mather is known for his fascinating, in-depth profiles of the men and women who established a distinctive ranching culture in Western Canada over a hundred years ago. Now, in this concise collection of stories—based on Mather’s column in the Vernon Morning Star—readers will meet even more colourful characters, gain insightful tidbits on cowboy culture, and read about little-known cattle drives that stagger the imagination. Ranch Tales highlights the achievements, hardships, and exploits of Newman “King of the Range” Squires, “lady rancher” Elizabeth Greenbow, cow boss Joe Coutlee, the gold-seeking Jeffries brothers who came all the way from Alabama, and many more. This delightful book is a perfect companion to Mather’s other ranching histories and will appeal to anyone interested in the early days of the western frontier.

About the authors

Ken Mather has been involved in researching, writing and interpreting western Canadian heritage for nearly four decades. He started out as a researcher for Fort Edmonton Park in 1973. In 1979, Ken moved to BC to work at Barkerville Historic Park; he became the park's curator in 1982. From 1984 until 2004 he was the manager/curator of the historic O'Keefe Ranch near Vernon, BC, where he developed his love of early cowboy history. Ken continues as the curator at the O'Keefe Ranch and lives with his wife, Debbie, near Armstrong, BC.

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Editorial Reviews

". . . provides vivid depictions of life during the ranching frontier." - Ormsby Review

"Ranch Tales highlights the achievements, hardships, and exploits of some of the best cowboys that ever swung a loop." - Canadian Cowboy Country

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